Copyright & A2K Issues - 13 November 2018

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Intellectual Property:

Resources on Fair Use

Defining the Relevant Market in Fair Use Determinations

Updated Background Paper For The Treaty On Education And Research Activities (TERA)

After Being Sued To Block Sci-Hub; Swedish ISP Blocks Court's And Elsevier's Website In Protest

Internet freedom thrives in SA


Open Access, A2K & Scholarly Communication:

The need for innovation in research methodology

PubliSciences (academic collaborative platform)

Hybrid vs APC fee-based vs Diamond (no author fee) OA

Here, but Not Evenly Distributed: Libraries, Innovation and the Right to Science

Elsevier Will Monitor Open Science In EU Using Measurement System That Favors Its Own Titles

The case for a decentralized internet

Big Funders Back Plan for Instant Free Access to Journals, Researchers Say it is too Risky.

Mapping the development of Open Access in Latin America and Caribbean countries. An analysis of Web of Science Core Collection and SciELO Citation Index (2005–2017)

Wellcome mandates publication before peer review in health crises

Project ReShare Launches: Community-owned Library Resource Sharing Platform Attracts Significant Contributions

Data Sharing and Citations: New Author Guidelines Promoting Open and FAIR Data in the Earth, Space, and Environmental Sciences




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