Copyright & A2K Issues - 8 November 2018

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Intellectual Property:

Decolonised Education Means Giving Poor Students Fair Use Of Textbooks

Copyright Office Broadens DMCA Exemption for Filmmakers

U.S. Copyright Office Amends Act in Favor of Open 3d Printer Materials

The EU's Link Tax Will Kill Open Access and Creative Commons News

Embargo Headaches: When Funders and Publishers Have Incompatible Policies


Open Access Books:

Wits University Press announces Open Access Programme

Open access monographs: perspectives from university presses

The Rebus Guide to Publishing Open Textbooks (So Far) a Trusted Framework for Coordinating OA Monograph Usage Data

Human Physiology Students’ Perceptions of etextbooks: Towards Open Access as an Alternative to Traditional Textbooks

Gitenberg OA Books

How to attach a Creative Commons Licence to your Paper


Open Science/Open Data:

Reproducibility and Open Science

Harvard Converts Millions of Legal Document into Open Data

New database for medieval literature launched,6,16,26&typ=artikel&lang=en



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