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Mr President, please don’t sign the Film and Publications Amendment Bill

So I've been getting some questions on what the Film and Publications Amendment Bill means, practically.  The short answer is: we don't know.  And honestly, that should terrify you enough, right there. Laws exist to create structure, and structure needs clarity. [...]

Internet Freedom – Nicholas Hall Saves the Internet?

You might not know it, but our internet freedom is under threat. We have been working hard to make sure that our access to the digital world doesn't get restricted. It seems that our efforts are paying off. Last week the [...]

By |2017-12-07T07:01:19+02:00October 21st, 2016|Categories: Digital Entertainment Law|Tags: , , |

Film and Publications Amendment Bill scrapped?

The Film and Publications Amendment Bill is being finalised next week. The portfolio committee on communications will decide whether to approve the Bill and send it to parliament, or to scrap it entirely. We have fought hard to convince them [...]

By |2019-06-28T13:31:26+02:00October 17th, 2016|Categories: Digital Entertainment Law|Tags: , , |

Top Five Legal Issues Writers Face

When it comes to legal issues writers face, the challenges may differ according to the category each writer falls into. Academic writers, for example, may face completely different legal issues compared to novelists and poets. The one thing that is certain [...]

By |2019-06-28T15:59:25+02:00April 22nd, 2016|Categories: Intellectual Property Protection|Tags: , , , |

Legal documents in plain language

All legal documents should be in plain language. We all enter into agreements regularly, whether it is a negotiated agreement or a retailer's standard terms and conditions. Most of the time, people do not understand many (or even most) of [...]

By |2019-06-03T14:27:06+02:00May 10th, 2015|Categories: Plain Language|Tags: , |

The benefits of plain legal language

We believe we need SimpleLaw and plain legal language is a large part of that. We have to convert all horrible legal documents into beautiful legal documents in plain legal language. We can help you to use plain language in [...]

By |2019-07-05T10:28:27+02:00October 13th, 2014|Categories: Plain Language|Tags: , , , |

Plain legal documents – some quick wins

When converting legal documents into plain language (or plain legal documents) there are some quick wins - some easy changes that you can make that make a big difference.  Converting a legal document into plain language takes time, but [...]

By |2019-06-03T14:25:25+02:00October 13th, 2014|Categories: Plain Language|Tags: , |