Copyright & A2K Issues - 16 January 2019

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: http://www.africanlii.org/content/copyright-a2k-information.  If you would like to subscribe to, or unsubscribe from, this newsletter, please do so at: http://lists.wits.ac.za/mailman/listinfo/copyrightanda2kinfo   or email Denise.Nicholson@wits.ac.za only (N.B. PLEASE DO NOT SEND TO WHOLE MAILING LIST)  

Compliments and everything of the best for 2019!

Intellectual Property:

United States: The Enrichment Of The Public Domain

http://www.mondaq.com/article.asp?article_id=769988&email_access=on

Public Domain Day: Copyrighted Works from 1923 Become Public Domain January 1st, 2019

https://www.techsupportalert.com/content/public-domain-day-copyrighted-works-from-1923-become-public-domain-january-1st-2019.htm

Making Progress: Welcome Vote in South African Parliament on Copyright for Libraries

https://blogs.ifla.org/lpa/2018/12/12/south-africa-sets-the-bar-high-on-copyright-for-libraries/

Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore 

Thirty-Eighth Session 2018 – Webcasting

https://www.wipo.int/meetings/en/details.jsp?meeting_id=46446

Copyright Week:  Day 2:  Out of Hand? Libraries, eBook ownership and Lending

https://blogs.ifla.org/lpa/2019/01/15/out-of-hand-libraries-ebook-ownership-and-lending/

#Copyrightweek – Silencing The Voices: © The New Weapon of Choice

https://copybuzz.com/copyright/copyrightweek-silencing-the-voices-the-new-weapon-of-choice/

A Nazi Romance Movie Versus Memes: When Copyright Shuts Down Criticism

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/01/nazi-romance-movie-versus-memes-when-copyright-shuts-down-criticism

India: Owner Of The Artworks Created By AIs

http://www.mondaq.com/article.asp?article_id=768912&email_access=on

 

Internet Regulation:

Internet Regulation : Part I: Internet Censorship in the UK Today

https://www.openrightsgroup.org/assets/files/pdfs/reports/Internet_Regulation_Part_I_Internet_Censorship_in_the_UK_today-web.pdf

The Internet is Facing a Catastrophe For Free Expression and Competition: You Could Tip The Balance

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/01/internet-facing-catastrophe-free-expression-and-competition-only-europeans-can

 

eBooks and eLending:

What’s Up with eLending?   

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRMiyPQypNY

eLending Project

http://elendingproject.org/

 

Open Access, A2K & Scholarly Communication:

Editorial Mutiny at Elsevier Journal

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2019/01/14/elsevier-journal-editors-resign-start-rival-open-access-journal

Should authors pay to submit their papers?

http://johnhawks.net/weblog/topics/journals/open-access/pay-to-submit-open-access-2018.html

Plan T: Scrap APCs and Fund Open Access with Submission Fees

https://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2018/09/20/plan-t-scrap-apcs-and-fund-open-access-with-submission-fees/

Knowledge Unlatched will double number of Open Access titles from 2018 collections to 700 new books

http://www.knowledgeunlatched.org/2019/01/pr-01-2019/

 

Open Data/Open Science:

A Huge Win for Open Data in the United States

https://sparcopen.org/news/2019/huge-win-open-data-united-states/

Module 1: Open Principles – Open Science MOOC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2nxskYemJE&feature=youtu.be

 

 

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