Copyright & A2K Issues - 30 January 2020

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 email Denise.Nicholson@wits.ac.za only (N.B. PLEASE DO NOT SEND TO WHOLE MAILING LIST)  

Intellectual Property:

South Africa Warns Trump About Premature Trade Review

https://bit.ly/2U9Z7c2

The Effect of Copyright Term Length on South African Book Markets (with Reference to the Google Book Project)

https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3480127

Articles, letters & submissions related to USTR review of South African GPS agreements

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

Questions and Answers about the SA Copyright Amendment Bill (updated Jan 2020)

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

WTO TRIPS Council: South Africa’s submission on The WTO TRIPS Agreement and the Copyright Three-Step Test

https://www.keionline.org/32208

Brexit saves UK from the terrible EU copyright laws it helped create

https://bit.ly/2GyrsAE

Article 17: Both French and Dutch Implementation Proposals Lack Key User Rights Safeguards

http://infojustice.org/archives/41942

U.S. Appellate Court Enforces Cc’s Interpretation Of Noncommercial

http://infojustice.org/archives/41938

Pushing on the Paywalls: Extending Licensed Resource Access to External Partners to Enhance Collaborative Research

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/0361526X.2020.1715742

 

Predatory Publishing Practices:

Beallslist.Net

https://beallslist.net/

Predatory publishing and predatory journals: a critical review and proposed research agenda for higher education

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/0309877X.2019.1695762

Predatory publishing resources

https://bit.ly/2U492zM

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

https://www.libres-ejournal.info/2565/

 

 

Open Access, A2K & Scholarly Communication:

Discovering millions of datasets on the web - DataSet

https://www.blog.google/products/search/discovering-millions-datasets-web/

Let Authors Choose How to Pay for Peer Review and Publication

https://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2020/01/13/let-authors-choose-how-to-pay-for-publication/

Is Sci-Hub Safe?

https://bit.ly/3148r2w

Scholarly Publishers Are Happy to Give Stuff Away If Someone Pays Them

https://bloom.bg/2RZ7Tqs

The Machine as author -

http://infojustice.org/archives/41935

The 2019 Altmetric Top 100

https://www.altmetric.com/top100/2019/

Springer Nature and OpenAIRE collaborate to further Open Science

https://www.openaire.eu/springer-nature-and-openaire-collaborate-to-further-open-science

'Access is a human right': how deaf and disabled people are transforming theatre

https://bit.ly/2O7Fz44

Cambridge University Press strikes first major read and publish agreement in Japan

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-01/cup-cup012720.php

The ground-breaking subscribe-to-open pilot – Berghahn Open Anthro – will flip thirteen anthropology journals to open access in 2020

https://librarytechnology.org/pr/24872

Access for patients – and other ways to get Elsevier articles without a subscription

https://bit.ly/3aXccuY

What Does Open Research Mean To You?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2PAqhlbGc0&feature=emb_title

Open Scholarship Knowledge Base

https://cos.io/our-communities/open-scholarship-knowledge-base/

Growth of African Research, Equity in Access and Dissemination of African content - the Catalysts (PPT)

https://bit.ly/314TEoa

 

Conferences/Summits : Call for Papers:

2020 Creative Commons Global Summit

14-16 May, 2020 - Lisbon, Portugal

https://summit.creativecommons.org/

 

IFLA OT Section – International Symposium on Robotics and AI in Libraries

8-10 June 2020 - Future Africa Campus, University of Pretoria, South Africa

Abstracts via https://www.up.ac.za/robotics_ai2020/conference/register

More information at https://www.up.ac.za/robotics_ai2020/article/2850408/instructions

 

Conference: Open Repositories

1-4 June 2020 - Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa

https://or2020.sun.ac.za/

 

 

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