Copyright & A2K Issues - 24 January 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 this newsletter, please email Denise.Nicholson@wits.ac.za with "Subscribe to Copyright & A2K Issues"  in the subject field. 

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR AND ALL THE BEST FOR 2018!

 

Intellectual Property:

Keeping Up With International Approaches: South African Copyright Limitations And Exceptions For Educational Activities

http://infojustice.org/archives/39428

Julia Reda-Led Panel Discussion Reveals – Publishers’ Right Faces High Resistance from Academic Circles

https://www.ip-watch.org/2018/01/21/julia-reda-led-panel-discussion-reveals-publishers-right-faces-high-resistance-academic-circles

Educators ask for a better copyright 

https://education.okfn.org/educators-ask-for-a-better-copyright/

How closed Trade deals ratchet up the copyright term worldwide

http://infojustice.org/archives/39496

Captured copyright law

http://infojustice.org/archives/39487'

Tear Down That Paywall: The Movement to Make Ocean Research Free for All 

http://bit.ly/2F3wp1s\

German reform on the use of copyright protected works in the fields of education and research will come into force soon 

http://bit.ly/2rwF36H

In Germany, IPA Chief Slams SciHub, Argues for Unity Against Copyright Threats and Piracy 

https://publishingperspectives.com/2018/01/ipa-chief-slams-scihub-argues-for-unity-against-scihub-piracy/

Why Mickey Mouse’s 1998 copyright extension probably won’t happen again 

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/01/hollywood-says-its-not-planning-another-copyright-extension-push/

How My Photo Ended Up in the New York Times Without Credit 

https://petapixel.com/2018/01/12/photo-ended-new-york-times-without-credit

Sharing and Republishing Content

http://bit.ly/2n0Uqin

Australia’s Recent Copyright Reform and Prospects for 2018

http://copyrightblog.kluweriplaw.com/2018/01/17/australias-recent-copyright-reform-prospects-2018/

Droite de Suite

http://bit.ly/2mYlJdlhttp://bit.ly/2mYlJdl

Identity is everything

https://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2018/01/22/identity-everything/?informz=1

 

Open Access, A2K & Scholarly Communication:

Making the Local Global: The Colonialism of Scholarly Communication
https://aprilhathcock.wordpress.com/2016/09/27/making-the-local-global-the-colonialism-of-scholarly-communication/

 As Journal Subscription Fees Exhaust Library Budgets, Universities Mandate Open Access Preprint Repository Publishing

http://openscience.com/as-journal-subscription-fees-exhaust-library-budgets-universities-mandate-open-access-preprint-repository-publishing/

Countering the Über-Brands: The Case for the Megajournal
https://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2018/01/18/countering-uber-brands-case-megajournal/?informz=1

Sensors Journal Pulls Planned Special Issue Due to Guest Editor’s Fake Credentials

https://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/51363/title/

Sensors--Journal-Pulls-Planned-Special-Issue-Due-to-Guest-Editor-s-Fake-Credentials/FinELib and Elsevier Reach Agreement for Subscription Access and Open Access Publishing

http://www.menafn.com/1096361052/about.html

A Turbulent Year in the Publishing World

http://bit.ly/2EUpyaF

Science search engine links papers to grants and patents

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-00688-0

Introducing the C-EBLIP List of Peer-Reviewed Journals in LIS

https://words.usask.ca/ceblipblog/2018/01/16/c-eblip-list-of-peer-reviewed-journals-in-lis/

 

Open Educational Resources:

Adoption and Impact of OER in the Global South
http://www.africanminds.co.za/dd-product/adoption-and-impact-of-oer-in-the-global-south/

MOOC on Technology-Enabled Learning reaches 94 countries

http://www.nan.ng/news/mooc-technology-enabled-learning-reaches-94-countries/

New State Legislative Resources (CC)

https://creativecommonsusa.org/index.php/2018/01/16/new-state-legislative-resources/