Copyright & A2K Issues - 23 November 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:

South Africa: University Life And Intellectual Property

South Africa:  Spirit Of The Law - Copyright Protection In The Digital Era Of Publishing (Video)

African Civil Society Outcry Over ARIPO’s Closed Decision-Making on Health and IP

Amendments To The Intellectual Property Act In Kenya

Canada: Misleading on Fair Dealing, Part 1: Access Copyright’s Inconsistent Claims on the Legal Effect of the 2012 Fair Dealing Reforms

Canada: Misleading on Fair Dealing, Part 2: Why Access Copyright’s Claim of 600 Million Uncompensated Copies Doesn’t Add Up

Canada: Misleading on Fair Dealing, Part 3: Data Shows Books Are Rapidly Declining as Part of Coursepack Materials

Canada: Misleading on Fair Dealing, Part 4: The Shift from Coursepacks to Digital Course Management Systems


Open Access, A2K & Scholarly Communication:

Converting Scholarly Journals to Open Access: A Review of Approaches and Experiences

Addressing the Crisis in Academic Publishing

Funders have all the power in OA negotiations. So why aren’t they using it?

Elsevier: putting a price on knowledge

The Global Benefits of Open Research


Open Access Book Publishing and Selection Bias

Digital Publishing – Four Apps that will benefit Journalists

What Is the Best Type of Open Access for Philosophy and Other Humanities Disciplines? (guest post by Roberta Millstein)


Conference Alerts:

International Digital Curation Conference,

4-7 Australia, 2019 - Melbourne, Australia

The Creative Commons Global Summit

9-11 May 2019 - Lisbon, Portugal, 9-11 May 2019.

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