Wonderful news! I look forward to updates. (I know it is likely to be a
On Jul 12, 2017 3:20 AM, "Douglas Scott" <douglas.i.scott(a)gmail.com>
Yesterday Wikimedia South Africa made the attached 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
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