Copyright & A2K Issues - 28 August 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:

Does the South African Copyright Bill Promote Plagiarism?

Decolonising SA’s Copyright Law

The Right to Read is the Right To Mine: But Not When Blocked by Technical Protection Measures

Final WIPO Exceptions Seminar Endorses Exceptions, but leaves Stakeholders Complaining

Should Indian Copyright Law Prevent Text and Data Mining?

Progress on Exceptions and Limitations to Copyright in Latin America and the Caribbean

Finally! The Text of Poland’s Legal Challenge of Copyright Directive was Published


Open Access, A2K & Scholarly Communication:

Data-mining reveals that 80% of books published 1924-63 never had their copyrights renewed and are now in the public domain

The future of academic publishing: disruption, opportunity and a new ecosystem

Anticipating governance, unintended consequences, and disruptive technologies: What recent developments mean for libraries

HEAL-Link and HELIX open collaboration to facilitate and promote scholarly communication through Open Access  …  Open Science

Disruption Comes to Higher-Ed Publishing



Do Students Cheat on their PhD thesis?

Academic Misconduct


IFLA Documents:

IFLA Annual Report 2018

IFLA Guidelines on Public Internet Access in Libraries

Guidelines for Setting Up a Digital Unification Project

IFLA Map of the World


Climate Change:

Climate Change Resources

45 Sustainability Resources (Purdue University Global)

Keynote Plenary: Navigating Access to Knowledge: Copyright, Fake News, Fair Use, and Libraries (R. Okediji)

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