Copyright & A2K Issues - 6 September 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.  Archives are available at: http://www.africanlii.org/content/copyright-a2k-information.  If you would like to subscribe to, or unsubscribe from, this newsletter, please do so at: http://lists.wits.ac.za/mailman/listinfo/copyrightanda2kinfo   or email Denise.Nicholson@wits.ac.za only (N.B. PLEASE DO NOT SEND TO WHOLE MAILING LIST) 

Intellectual Property:

South Africa: Copyright Amendment Bill, Version No. 3, 2018

https://libguides.wits.ac.za/Copyright_and_Related_Issues/Version3_2018

Response to IIPA Comments to USTR Regarding South Africa’s Copyright Amendments Bill and AGOA Eligibility

http://infojustice.org/archives/40250

Is the U.S. Fair Use Doctrine Compatible with Berne and TRIPS Obligations:

https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3228052

The Copyright reform must also be fair to European researchers and entrepreneurs

http://eare.eu/copyright-fair-eu-research-and-innovation/

Creative Markets and Copyright in the Fourth Industrial Era: Reconfiguring the Public Benefit for a Digital Trade Economy

https://bit.ly/2wQSxuk

 The copyright reform bug that risks derailing Europe’s AI ambitions

https://www.politico.eu/sponsored-content/the-copyright-reform-bug-that-risks-derailing-europes-ai-ambitions/

The future of copyright in Europe

https://www.openaccessgovernment.org/copyright-law/51676/

SAMRO’s Dubai scandal deepens

https://www.fin24.com/Companies/ICT/samros-dubai-scandal-deepens-20180902-2

Explainer: can you copyright furniture? (Australia)

http://theconversation.com/explainer-can-you-copyright-furniture-100336

Ninth Circuit Stops Monkeying Around And Denies En Banc Review Of The Monkey Selfie Case

https://bit.ly/2wNc8vl

 

Questionable Publishing Practices:

Competition Commission to investigate price-fixing of school and university textbooks (South Africa)

https://bit.ly/2CliBTH

Predatory Publishing Practices: Is There Life After Beall’s List?

https://www.libres-ejournal.info/2565/

Are the Predatory Publishers Collapsing or Re-Inventing Themselves?

https://www.libres-ejournal.info/2570/

Resources to Avoid Predatory Journal and Book Publishers

http://libguides.wits.ac.za/ScholarlyCommunication/PredatoryPublishing

 

Open Access, A2K & Scholarly Communication:

Scientific journal subscriptions are facing extinction: open-access is on the horizon in Europe

https://bit.ly/2wJefk3

Radical open-access plan could spell end to journal subscriptions

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-06140-7

Science Without Publication Paywalls: cOAlition S for the Realisation of Full and Immediate Open Access

https://journals.plos.org/plosmedicine/article?id=10.1371/journal.pmed.1002663

Stakeholders united in the charge for transformation: Plan S and the Open Access 2020 Initiative

https://bit.ly/2wON3QW

Peter Suber – Thoughts on Plan S

https://plus.google.com/u/0/+PeterSuber/posts/iGEFpdYY9dr

LIBER Supports New Plan to Make Open Access A Reality By 2020

https://libereurope.eu/blog/2018/09/04/liber-supports-new-plan-to-make-open-access-a-reality-by-2020/

NWO joins international coalition to accelerate the transition to open access

https://bit.ly/2PGr9q0

 

Open Science:

The African Open Science Platform: The Future of Science and the Science of the Future

https://zenodo.org/record/1407488#.W5DdfkxuJgU

Do we need an Open Science Coalition?

http://elephantinthelab.org/do-we-need-an-open-science-coalition/

 

Conference Alerts:

2018 HEDSA Biennial Symposium

11-12 September 2018 - Johannesburg, South Africa

https://www.hedsa.org.za/

 

19th Annual LIASA Conference 2018

8, 9-12 October 2018 – Cape Town, South Africa

http://www.liasa.org.za/19th-liasa-annual-conference/

 

Respect for IP – Growing from the Tip of Africa : International Conference 2018

23-25 October 2018 – Sandton, South Africa

https://bit.ly/2M8zT6g

 

International Data Week

5-8 November 2018 - Gaborone, Botswana

http://www.codata.org/events/conferences/international-data-week-2018

 

Science Forum

12-14 December 2018 – Pretoria, South Africa

http://www.sfsa.co.za/

 

IFLA WLIC 2019

24-30 August 2019 – Athens, Greece

https://2019.ifla.org/

 

 

 

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