Copyright & A2K Issues - 13 February 2018

This is a free online international Information Service covering various topics, including copyright, plagiarism and other IP matters, Open Access, open publishing, open learning resources, institutional repositories, scholarly communication, digitization and library matters, mobile technologies, issues affecting access to knowledge (A2K), particularly in developing countries; WTO and WIPO treaties and matters; Free Trade Agreements and TRIPS Plus; useful websites, conference alerts, etc.  If you would like to subscribe to, or unsubscribe from, this newsletter, please email Denise.Nicholson@wits.ac.za

 

Intellectual Property:

Is Copyright Term Extension Finally Done?

https://creativecommons.org/2018/01/15/copyright-term-extension-finally-done/

How Closed Trade Deals Ratchet Up the Copyright Term Worldwide

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/01/how-big-content-would-enforce-copyright-globally

Licenses: We Are Past Copyright

http://infojustice.org/archives/39567

Rethinking Normal Exploitation: Enabling Online Limitations In Eu Copyright Law

http://infojustice.org/archives/39554

The Copyright Permissions Culture in Software Preservation and Its Implications for the Cultural Record

http://www.arl.org/storage/documents/2018.02.09_CopyrightPermissionsCulture.pdf

 

 

Predatory Publishing Practices:

Format Aside: Applying Beall’s Criteria to Assess the Predatory Nature of Both OA and Non-OA Library and Information Science Journals

https://journals.acrl.org/index.php/crl/article/view/16614/18461

The precarious prevalence of predatory journals

https://researchmatters.in/news/precarious-prevalence-predatory-journals

Moving to the Mainstream

https://www.researchinformation.info/feature/moving-mainstream

The Problem of Publication-Pollution Denialism

http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(15)00190-1/fulltext

Peer-Review Fraud — Hacking the Scientific Publication Process

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp1512330

 

Open Access, A2K & Scholarly Communication:

Data International Week (11-16 February 2018)

http://lovedataweek.org/

The Evolving Institutional Repository Landscape

http://www.choice360.org/librarianship/whitepaper

‘The Intellectual Properties of Learning’

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2018/02/08/author-discusses-new-book-intellectual-history-and-open-access

Open access policies of high impact medical journals: a cross-sectional study (preprint)

https://www.biorxiv.org/content/biorxiv/early/2018/01/22/250613.full.pdf

Realising the BOAI vision: The view from PLOS

https://poynder.blogspot.co.za/2017/12/realising-boai-vision-view-from-plos.html

Realising the BOAI vision: Peter Suber's Advice

https://poynder.blogspot.co.za/2017/12/realising-boai-vision-peter-suber.html

The End of Aperta: Journal Submission Systems Remain Challenging

https://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2017/12/20/end-aperta-journal-submission-systems-remain-challenging/

Open Science

https://piabackmann.wordpress.com/2017/12/20/open-science/

DOAJ Best Practice Guide

https://www.doajbestpracticeguide.org/

How academic researchers are opening online access and ousting profiteers

https://asiapacificreport.nz/2017/12/08/how-academic-researchers-are-opening-online-access-and-ousting-profiteers/

Universities spend millions on accessing results of publicly funded research.

https://theconversation.com/universities-spend-millions-on-accessing-results-of-publicly-funded-research-88392

Reading Today (OA book)

http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/10041155/1/Reading-Today.pdf