Copyright & A2K Issues - 16 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:

Unpacking the Copyright Amendment Bill (South Africa)

Getting the Right Measures: How Copyright Exceptions and Limitations are an Essential Ingredient for Successful Library Systems

Fair use in South Africa (Youtube)

Paywalls block scientific progress. Research should be open to everyone [The Guardian]


Predatory Publishing Practices and Fake News:

Fake news. Fake journals. Fake conferences. What we can do

Resources on Fake News

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Predatory Publishing but Were Afraid to Ask

The Hefty Price of Predatory Publishing (OMICS Group)

Predatory Publishing Practices

Predatory Publishing Practices: Is There Life After Beall’s List?



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