Copyright & A2K Issues - 3 April 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:  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:

SA Copyright Amendment Bill (interview)

Singapore Copyright Review 2019

EU copyright reform shows need for global reform

The New Copyright Directive Is a Lost Opportunity For Europe – And Shows Lack of Respect For User Rights

What Europe’s copyright overhaul means for YouTube, Facebook and the way you use the internet

EU lawmakers approve copyright reforms that could have a big impact on Google, Facebook

EU Copyright Directive Adopted: The Fight for Libraries and Freedom of Speech Passes to the National Level

How Article 13 Could Impact YouTube

What is Article 13 and will it Kill Memes? WIRED Explains

The LawBytes Podcast, Episode 5: “A Huge Threat to How the Internet Functions Now”


Open Access, A2K & Scholarly Communication:

Taiwan universities fall prey to predatory journals

The publish-and-perish epidemic – Counting the costs

Subscribe To Open: Annual Reviews’ Take on Open Access

The Beginning of the End for the 'Big Deal'?





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