Copyright & A2K Issues - 3 June 2017 (Newsflash)

 

SA COPYRIGHT AMENDMENT BILL - PUBLIC HEARINGS POSTPONED TO AUGUST 2017

 

Please see notice from Andre Hermans from PC on Trade and Industry below:

 

Dear Stakeholder
 
In light of the Committee decision taken on Tuesday, 30 May 2017 please note the following;
 
1. No public hearings on 27, 28 and 29 June 2017.
2. Closing date for submission is Friday, 30 June 2017.
3. Public hearings will be scheduled in August 2017.
4. Final dates for public hearings will be communicated by 30 June 2017.
 
Clarity with regard to public participation at briefings.
 
All meetings are open to the public but please note that during a briefing the interaction is between the Department and Members.  The purpose of the briefing is to afford Members with the opportunity to engage the Department on the content of the Bill. Members of the public in attendance can first hand hear the Department's views on the Bill and, if they have opposing views on what the Department is saying, can include their concerns in their submissions. It also provide an opportunity for stakeholders to get clarity on issues of concern during such briefings.
 
Public participation in the legislative process is critical to ensure an open and robust process and Parliament has taken the necessary steps to ensure this. Because of the great public interest in the Bills the Committee has called for submissions and will scheduled public hearings affording stakeholders with the opportunity to express their opinion on the Bill.
 
Please do not hesitate to contact me via email if you require further clarity.
 
NB: It would be appreciated if you can forward this email to other stakeholders.
 
Regards,
André R Hermans
Committee Secretary: PC Trade and Industry

 

Tel: (021) 403 3776
Fax: 0866527753
Cell: 0837098482
email:ahermans@parliament.gov.za
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