Copyright & A2K Issues - 24 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.  If you would like to subscribe to this newsletter, please with "Subscribe to Copyright & A2K Issues"  in the subject field. 


Intellectual Property:

Keeping Up With International Approaches: South African Copyright Limitations And Exceptions For Educational Activities

Julia Reda-Led Panel Discussion Reveals – Publishers’ Right Faces High Resistance from Academic Circles

Educators ask for a better copyright

How closed Trade deals ratchet up the copyright term worldwide

Captured copyright law'

Tear Down That Paywall: The Movement to Make Ocean Research Free for All\

German reform on the use of copyright protected works in the fields of education and research will come into force soon

In Germany, IPA Chief Slams SciHub, Argues for Unity Against Copyright Threats and Piracy

Why Mickey Mouse’s 1998 copyright extension probably won’t happen again

How My Photo Ended Up in the New York Times Without Credit

Sharing and Republishing Content

Australia’s Recent Copyright Reform and Prospects for 2018

Droite de Suite

Identity is everything


Open Access, A2K & Scholarly Communication:

Making the Local Global: The Colonialism of Scholarly Communication

 As Journal Subscription Fees Exhaust Library Budgets, Universities Mandate Open Access Preprint Repository Publishing

Countering the Über-Brands: The Case for the Megajournal

Sensors Journal Pulls Planned Special Issue Due to Guest Editor’s Fake Credentials

Sensors--Journal-Pulls-Planned-Special-Issue-Due-to-Guest-Editor-s-Fake-Credentials/FinELib and Elsevier Reach Agreement for Subscription Access and Open Access Publishing

A Turbulent Year in the Publishing World

Science search engine links papers to grants and patents

Introducing the C-EBLIP List of Peer-Reviewed Journals in LIS


Open Educational Resources:

Adoption and Impact of OER in the Global South

MOOC on Technology-Enabled Learning reaches 94 countries

New State Legislative Resources (CC)

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