Copyright & A2K Issues - 21 June 2019

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Intellectual Property:

Statement of the South African Youth Council on the SA Copyright Amendment Bill

Strengthening the Regulation Regimes for Collecting Societies in South Africa and Nigeria: Any Room for Competition Law? [PhD thesis]

Application Program Interfaces and the Law of Copyright in South Africa: A Proposal for an Optimal Approach [LLM Dissertation]

Protection of IP for Grassroots Innovation with longer copyright terms have access to fewer books (pay attention, Canada!)

Explainer: What will the new EU copyright rules change for Europe's Cultural Heritage Institutions

What the history of copyright in academic publishing tells us about Open Research

The Authoritative Canadian Copyright Review: Industry Committee Issues Balanced, Forward-Looking Report on the Future of Canadian Copyright Law

The Canadian government has released the surprisingly sensible results of its extensive, year-long review of copyright law

Paradigm Shift 2: More recommended changes to Canadian copyright law announced

Music and Copyright


Mobile Technologies:

How to Use Mobile  Technologies to develop your Writing Skills

Mobile Technologies, M-Learning and Social Networking

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