Best of luck Douglas, if there's anything people outside of SA can do to
help please let us know. I'll share it with a few photograph Facebook
groups I\m part of, I'm sure a few people will be from SA in them.
On 10 July 2017 at 11:57, Douglas Scott <douglas.i.scott(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Just in case an email I sent earlier did not go through because of a pdf
attachment that was too large I have sent this one as well.
Last week Friday Wikimedia South Africa made a written submission to the
parliament of South Africa urging that a Freedom of Panorama clause be
included in any new version of the South African Copyright Act. We are
hoping to give an oral testimony before parliament so as to explain why
such a clause should be included into the act.
You can also see the submission on commons at the link here:
Both the Wikimedia ZA board
<http://wikimedia.org.za/wiki/Board_Meeting_12_December_2016> as well as
the broader editing community
South Africa voted unanimously to for us to advocate for Freedom of Panama
in South Africa. In support of this effort we also ran a banner campaign
(see landing page here
<https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Freedom_of_Panorama_ZA>) on Wikipedia
in South Africa which collected 720 petition signatures
Hopefully we will be given a chance to present to Parliament in early
August on the matter just before this year's Wikimania in Canada.
Douglas Ian Scott
South African mobile number: +27 (0)79 515 8727 <+27%2079%20515%208727>
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