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Copyright Act, 1978 (Act No. 98 of 1978)


Copyright Regulations, 1978

Chapter 1 : Reproduction Regulations

6. Copyright warning


(1) A warning of copyright shall consist of a verbatim production of the notice in this subregulation in such size and form and displayed in such manner as to conform to subregulation (2). Copyright warnings shall be displayed at the place where orders for copies are accepted by libraries and archive depots and shall be incorporated in all forms supplied by libraries and archive depots and used by their subscribers or the general public for ordering copies, and where unsupervised equipment is located.




The Copyright Act, 1978, governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of Copyrighted material. Under the provisions of the Act libraries and archive depots are authorised to supply photocopies or other reproductions. One of these provisions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be used for any purposes other than private study or personal or private use.


If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes not permitted by the Act, that user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its opinion, fulfilment of the order might involve violation of the Act.


(2) Copyright warning required to be displayed by subregulation (1) shall be printed on heavy paper or other durable material in type at least 18 points in size, and shall be displayed prominently, in such manner and position as to be clearly visible, legible and comprehensible to a casual observer in the immediate vicinity of the place where orders are accepted or where unsupervised equipment is located.


(3) The copyright warning required to be incorporated in order forms by subregulation (1) shall be printed within a box located prominently on the order form itself, either on the face of the form or immediately adjacent to the space calling for the name or signature of the person using the form. The notice shall be printed in type size no smaller than that used predominantly throughout the form, and in no case shall the type size be smaller than 8 points. The notice shall be printed in such a manner as to he clearly legible, comprehensible and readily apparent to a casual reader of the form.