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The South African Library for the Blind Act 1998 (Act No. 91 of 1998)

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Year of current version:1998
Date of Text (Enacted):October 20, 1998
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Other
Notes:
The South South African Library for the Blind Act provides for the functions of the Library, which aims, inter alia, to build up the appropriate collections of South African and other documents for the use of blind and print-handicapped readers, to provide a bibliographic service and access to documents nationally and internationally to those readers, to coordinate and preserve the national audio and braille literary heritage, to produce documents in special mediums such as braille and audio in the adequate formats for those readers, and to develop the standards for production of these documents, and to manufacture and the disseminate the necessary technology required to read, replay or reproduce the media in relevant format (Section 4).
The Act provides that the fees or royalties paid to the Library of the Blind constitute, among others, one of the sources of the Library funds (Section 13(d)).

Section 18 of this Act indicates that it takes effect in a date fixed by the President by proclamation in the Gazette
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