Copyright & A2K Issues - 8 March 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)  

 

Intellectual Property:

Parliament applauds broad participation of stakeholders on Copyright Bill (South Africa)

https://www.gov.za/speeches/copyright-bill-6-mar-2019-0000

Submission on Copyright Amendment Bill [B13b – 2017] - Global Expert Network on Copyright User Rights

http://infojustice.org/archives/40861

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/

Dispelling Myths about Fair Use

http://infojustice.org/archives/40889

Interview with ReCreate on Copyright Bill (SAfm Sunrise)

https://embed.iono.fm/chan/3512#  (on list, go down to 06.57)

Copyright Directive: EUA position ahead of a final Agreement

https://www.eua.eu/downloads/publications/eua%20position%20directive%20on%20copyright%20-%20one%20column.pdf

Legal and policy implications of licenses between LIS open access journal publishers and authors

http://www.qqml-journal.net/index.php/qqml/article/view/440

ESOMAR Welcomes EU Text / Data Mining Exemption

http://www.mrweb.com/drno/news27624.htm

The text of Article 13 and the EU Copyright Directive has just been finalised

https://juliareda.eu/2019/02/eu-copyright-final-text/

Copyright, Public Domain, and Maps – It’s Complicated

https://www.directionsmag.com/article/8504

 

Open Access, A2K & Scholarly Communication:

Open Education Week 2019

https://planeta.com/openeducationwk-2019/

U. of California System Cancels Elsevier Subscriptions, Calling Move a Win for Open Access

https://www.chronicle.com/article/U-of-California-System/245798

Much Ado About MOOCs: Where Are We in the Evolution of Online Courses?

https://www.edsurge.com/news/2019-02-26-much-ado-about-moocs-where-are-we-in-the-evolution-of-online-courses

Guidelines for open peer review implementation

https://researchintegrityjournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s41073-019-0063-9

Will Publishers Have Platforms?

https://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2019/02/27/will-publishers-have-platforms/

High-profile subscription journals critique Plan S

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-00596-x

The “Plan S” blog: Is the EU’s open access plan a tremor or an earthquake?

https://sciencebusiness.net/news/plan-s-blog-eus-open-access-plan-tremor-or-earthquake

Why You Should Care about Open Access: An Open Letter to Scholarly and Scientific Authors

https://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2019/02/21/why-you-should-care-about-open-access-an-open-letter-to-scholarly-and-scientific-authors/

The Unstoppable Rise of Sci-Hub: How does a new generation of researchers perceive Sci-Hub?

https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2019/02/19/the-unstoppable-rise-of-sci-hub-how-does-a-new-generation-of-researchers-perceive-sci-hub/

India’s chief science adviser: cost of academic publishing is ‘untenable’

https://sciencebusiness.net/news/indias-chief-science-adviser-cost-academic-publishing-untenable

Unpaywall extension adds 200,000th active user

http://blog.impactstory.org/unpaywall-200k-users/

Global Open Access Book Publishing market 2013-2017 & 2018-2022: The Large STM Commercial Publishers Will Be Slow Join the Party

https://prn.to/2Tkwnxg

Open access books attract many more readers and slightly more citations

https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/news/2019/01/open-access-books-attract-many-more-readers-and-slightly-more-citations

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