Copyright & A2K Issues - 17 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:  If you would like to subscribe to, or unsubscribe from, this newsletter, please do so at:   or email only (N.B. PLEASE DO NOT SEND TO WHOLE MAILING LIST)  


Intellectual Property:

The European Parliament Votes on Copyright Reform: Giving and Taking Away

What Europe’s Copyright Law Changes Could Mean for U.S. Publishers

New Copyright Powers, New "Terrorist Content" Regulations: A Grim Day For Digital Rights in Europe

EU copyright reform will spell disaster for sports fans

Reddit calls EU copyright directive ‘a significant blow to the open Internet’

How the EU Came to Govern the Internet

Two plagiarism claims stir up SA art


Open Access, A2K & Scholarly Communication:

PayWall: The Business of Scholarship (vimeo)

The Open Revolution: Rewriting the Rules of the Information Age (OA ebook)

Development and Access to Information

Internet rights at the Human Rights Council 39th session (Sept 2018)

Europe’s academics fail to report results for 90% of clinical trials

European data portal

Not enough diverse academic research is being published

Research4Justice: An International, Open Access Research Database

Fighting for open access: Why academic publishers are making a killing

Open Access Publications Become Increasingly Important for Libraries and Publishers to Include into Databases

Netherlands Code of Conduct for Research Integrity 2018

Plan S: A European Open Access Mandate

Presenting Two and a Half Low Cost Solutions to the Open Access Publishing Problem in Science.

Wiley and Clarivate Analytics Partner to Launch Innovative Open Peer Review


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