5 Major Laws that every South African should know

3. ‘Internet censorship’ laws

The National Assembly officially passed the Films and Publications Amendment Bill on Tuesday (6 March).

The bill had previously come under scrutiny from members of industry and the public, over concerns that it would be used as a means of censorship for online content.

This includes specific instances where the FPB will be allowed to regulate user-generated content (such as YouTube videos, pictures, and music), and possibly even block non-compliant online distributors at an ISP level.

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