Don't be tempted to pirate
You wouldn't steal a movie...
Have permission to reproduce
In terms of South African law, wrongful and blameworthy conduct that causes harm can result in delictual liability. This liability must, however, be determined upon evaluation of the elements of a delict, namely: harm, conduct, causation and fault. The applicant or plaintiff must have suffered harm and this must be proven in a Court of law (as the Court has to deal with the question of wrongfulness).
Such fines as described in your question would only be an appropriate action if mandated in legislation or through an order of the Court.
SAFACT is currently investigating a number of models to curb BitTorrent piracy in SA – one of these include engaging and collaborating with local ISPs.
Yes. The Motion Picture Association, for instance, has granted SAFACT a mandate to act against local copyright infringing parties and sites.
Safact also were granted Power of Attorney from these MPA member studios directly.