Section 12 of the Copyright Act allows certain acts of reproduction to be done without permission. 'Fair Dealing' in Section 12, allows reproduction for the following purposes:-
Fair Dealing is not defined in the law but the generally accepted amounts that one can copy for educational and research purposes, are as follows:-
Copying just one page may not always be fair, if it is the essence of the work. One has to use one's discretion when copying other people's works.
There are no Copyright limitations and exceptions for blind or visually impaired persons at this stage.
Acknowledgement is given to the University of the Witwatersrand, Scholarly Communications & Copyright Services Office, 1 Jan Smuts Avenue, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2013.