Copyright & A2K Issues - 15 October 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: http://www.africanlii.org/content/copyright-a2k-information.  If you would like to subscribe to, or unsubscribe from, this newsletter, please do so at: http://lists.wits.ac.za/mailman/listinfo/copyrightanda2kinfo   or email Denise.Nicholson@wits.ac.za only (N.B. PLEASE DO NOT SEND TO WHOLE MAILING LIST)  

 

Intellectual Property:

Counsel  Opinion on South African Copyright Amendment Bill and the Constitution

https://libguides.wits.ac.za/Copyright_and_Related_Issues/Opinion

The Right to Read (South Africa)

https://www.newframe.com/the-right-to-read/

Copyright flexibility opens the door to decisive AI advantages (South Africa)

https://bit.ly/2BaQenB

New Copyright Law in Switzerland Empowers Scientific Research

https://bit.ly/31bCXFV

What Was the CBC Thinking?: A Closer Look at the Video Clips in its Copyright Lawsuit Against the Conservative Party

https://bit.ly/33tRcaO

The Same Problem, Different Outcome: Online Copyright Infringement and Intermediaries’ Liability under the US and the EU Law

http://infojustice.org/archives/41484

Informed consent in the context of open licensing: some questions for discussion

https://bit.ly/35KwMfM

Civil Society Letter on Intellectual Property to RCEP Negotiators

http://infojustice.org/archives/41613

Copyright as an Obstacle Or An Enabler? A European Perspective on Text and Data Mining and Its Role in the Development of AI Creativity

https://ssrn.com/abstract=3452376

The Right to Authorship

http://infojustice.org/archives/41613

The Future of OA: A large-scale analysis projecting Open Access publication and readership

https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/795310v1

 

 

Open Access, A2K & Scholarly Communications:

South African universities should produce more commercial ideas

https://theconversation.com/south-african-universities-should-produce-more-commercial-ideas-124226

Ramifications of the Downward Pressure on Pricing

 

https://bit.ly/2o7OTuP

Financing open-access publication after 2024

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-02547-y

DEAL: World’s largest transformative open access agreement

https://openaccess.mpg.de/MoU-DEAL-SpringerNature

A Crisis in “Open Access”: Should Communication Scholarly Outputs Take 77 Years to Become Open Access?

https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/2158244019871044

FTC v. OMICS a landmark predatory publishing case: Interview with Stewart Manley

https://blog.scholasticahq.com/post/ftc-v-omics-landmark-predatory-publishing-case/

North vs South – Are open access models in conflict?

https://www.universityworldnews.com/post.php?story=20191001143012482

Skipping Out on Peer Review

https://thegatewayonline.ca/2019/10/2019-08-features/

The battle for the future of e-books is happening at your local library

https://www.fastcompany.com/90404633/battle-for-the-future-e-books-at-the-local-library

Researchers’ perspectives on the purpose and value of the monograph: Survey results 2019

https://global.oup.com/academic/pdf/perspectives-on-the-value-and-purpose-of-the-monograph

 

Open Educational Resources:

Open Educational Resources – Discussion paper 2019

https://www.caut.ca/sites/default/files/caut-discussion-paper-open-educational-resources-2019-03.pdf

SPARC Connect OER Report 2018/19

https://sparcopen.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Connect_OER_Report_2018-2019_Final.pdf

 

 

 

 

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