Creative Commons presentation at the Cape Town Book Fair’s Copyright Lekgotla

On the last day of this year’s Cape Town Book Fair, the IP Law & Policy Research Unit’s Dr Tobias Schonwetter spoke about the potential benefits of Creative Commons (CC) licensing for copyrights holders of creative materials at the Copyright Lekgotla. This annual event is jointly organised by the Academic and Non-Fiction Authors’ Association of South Africa (ANFASA) and the Publishers’ Association of South Africa (PASA) . The event was a welcome opportunity to explain CC licensing generally and stress the fact that CC licenses are not anti-copyright but a useful tool for right holders to effectively disseminate their works. The IP Law & Policy Research Unit is the host institution for Creative Commons South Africa.