Copyright & A2K Issues - 10 September 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?

Are Fair Use Provisions in the SA Copyright Amendment Bill Far Broader than in the US?

South Africa is caught in the global hype of the fourth industrial revolution

Digital music - An empirical analysis for an evolution of legal consumption to contrast piracy


Guest Post: Cost per Use Overvalues Journal Subscriptions

The Decline of Online Piracy: How Markets – Not Enforcement – Drive Down Copyright Infringement

Legal Challenges For Online Digital Libraries

Moving Towards A New Copyright Bargain: Lecture by Rebecca Giblin


Open Access, A2K & Scholarly Communication:

What Do Statements of Support for California Tell Us About the Big Deal?

The Library Solution: How Academic Libraries Could End the APC Scourge

Position Statement on Controlled Digital Lending by Libraries (2018)

Thinking about the Art and Science of Image Description: An Interview with textBOX Founders


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