Is it right to (illegally) share Zuma exposé? An ethics professor comments...

Cover of Jacques Pauw's book 'The President's Keepers'. Picture: Supplied.

South Africans are widely sharing illegal copies of investigative journalist Jacques Pauw’s “The President's Keepers”, on fears the book might be withdrawn.

Should you be distributing Pauw's book?

What are the ethical questions involved?

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Ethics Institute of South Africa’s Deon Rossouw.

Listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for quotes from it).

The intellectual property of authors should be protected… or they’ll soon be out of business…

Deon Rossouw, Ethics Institute of South Africa

There is no ethical justification to spread this, at the moment…

Deon Rossouw, Ethics Institute of South Africa

Pauw said that if you really can’t afford it, read it [an illegal copy]… The rest have to pay…

Deon Rossouw, Ethics Institute of South Africa

If the book is banned… that would be a game changer…

Deon Rossouw, Ethics Institute of South Africa

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