Copyright & A2K Issues - 7 December 2018

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Intellectual Property:

dti: The National Assembly passed the Copyright Amendment Bill, the Performers’ Protection Amendment Bill and the Gambling Amendment Bill

https://bit.ly/2Swg8sF

Copyright Amendment Bill passed (South Africa)

http://www.sabcnews.com/sabcnews/copyright-amendment-bill-passed/

SA Copyright Amendment Bill - resources

https://www.re-createza.org/

What is Fair Use and What are its Benefits?

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

Defending Fair Use In South Africa

http://www.ip-watch.org/2018/12/04/defending-fair-use-south-africa/

Promoting Education Rights In South African Copyright Reform

http://www.ip-watch.org/2018/12/04/putting-balance-back-copyright-fair-use-south-african-copyright-reform/

Towards WIPO Regional Seminars On Copyright Exceptions: Looking Out For Users

http://www.ip-watch.org/2018/12/06/towards-wipo-regional-seminars-copyright-exceptions-looking-users/

Confused about copyright? Assessing Researchers’ Comprehension of Copyright Transfer Agreements

https://jlsc-pub.org/articles/abstract/10.7710/2162-3309.2253/

 

Open Access, A2K & Scholarly Communication:

Researchers sign petition backing plans to end paywalls

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-07632-2

China backs bold plan to tear down journal paywalls

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-07659-5

Aligning strategies to enable Open Access

https://www.mpg.de/12553198/14th-berlin-open-access-conference/

Altruism or Self-Interest? Exploring the Motivations of Open Access Authors

https://crl.acrl.org/index.php/crl/article/view/17396

 

Open Science:

Launch of the future African Open Science Platform during SFSA2018, 12-14 Dec. 2018

http://africanopenscience.org.za/?p=1071

How to find Open Research Data

https://www.bihealth.org/de/quest-center/blog/artikel/?L=0&cHash=634b24b4b048e87cee92489241012897&tx_news_pi1%5Bnews%5D=1748

European Science Cloud is online: Secure virtual environment for research data

https://www.eu2018.at/latest-news/news/11-26-European-Science-Cloud-goes-online--Secure-virtual-environment-for-research-data.html

Open Science in Africa – Challenges, Opportunities and Perspectives

https://osf.io/preprints/africarxiv/m5kuc/

Open Synthesis: on the need for evidence synthesis to embrace Open Science

https://environmentalevidencejournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13750-018-0140-4

European funders detail their open-access plan

http://science.sciencemag.org/content/362/6418/983/

Supporting the Proliferation of Data-Sharing Scholars in the Research Ecosystem

https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/jeslib/vol7/iss2/6/

 

Open Educational Resources:

OER: A Field Guide for Academic Librarians

https://commons.pacificu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1003&context=pup

OERs  

https://libguides.wits.ac.za/Open_Educational_Resources

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