Copyright & A2K Issues - 23 June 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 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:

SA Copyright Amendment Bill goes back to Parliament

https://pmg.org.za/bill/705/

President Cyril Ramaphosa refers Copyright and Performers’ Protection Amendment Bills to Parliament

https://bit.ly/2NqJ9W4

Blind SA Constitutional Challenge of the Copyright Amendment Bill

https://blindsa.org.za/news/

South Africa’s Copyright Amendment Bill Returned to Parliament for Further Consideration 

http://infojustice.org/archives/42426

Long walk to copyright reform: South Africa’s Copyright Amendment Bill

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2020/06/long-walk-to-copyright-reform-south.html

Copyright reforms likely unconstitutional says SA President in major decision

http://afro-ip.blogspot.com/2020/06/copyright-reforms-likely.html

Comments by WIPO Copyright Director Undermines IIPA's South Africa Petition

http://infojustice.org/archives/42414

Copyright Exceptions across Borders: Implementing the Marrakesh Treaty

http://infojustice.org/archives/42403

Canada: Canadian Copyright Law Updates (June 2020)

https://www.mondaq.com/canada/copyright/951436/canadian-copyright-law-updates-june-2020

 

Open Access, A2K & Scholarly Communication:

You can publish open access, but ‘big’ journals still act as gatekeepers to discoverability and impact

https://bit.ly/3dqUMaj

Publisher Open Access Policies: Introducing Sherpa Romeo v2

https://www.infodocket.com/2020/06/16/open-access-policies-introducing-sherpa-romeo-v2/

OpenStax textbook revisions, updates, and improvements - Why and how OpenStax revises textbooks

https://openstax.org/blog/openstax-textbook-revisions-updates-and-improvements

Springer Nature Transformative Open Access Agreement

https://bit.ly/3dak24w

Coronavirus resources (NIH)

https://www.nih.gov/coronavirus

Long read | Science needs to inform the public. That can’t be done solely in English …

https://bit.ly/37TDnFV

German Public Broadcaster ZDF Releases Dozens of Videos under CC Licenses:

https://bit.ly/2B4WLno

Landmark Transformative Agreement reached between Springer Nature and University of California

https://bit.ly/2Z2eyUs

Jisc and Universities UK call for publishers to reduce their fees to maintain access to essential teaching and learning materials

https://bit.ly/2Nk6RDH

COAR survey finds no large barriers for repository platforms in complying with Plan S

https://www.coar-repositories.org/news-updates/plan_s_reposurvey/

What is the difference between plagiarism and copyright infringement?

https://bit.ly/3dsL8DU

 

Open Educational Resources (OER)

Sharing Openly Licensed Content on Social Media: A Conversation with GLAM:

https://creativecommons.org/2020/06/15/sharing-openly-licensed-content-on-social-media/

OER Repositories & Platforms List

https://oer-obp.pubpub.org/pub/wac0y6kx/release/9

Critical Questions for Open Educational Practices

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01587919.2020.1775341

The cost of Open Access books: a publisher writes

https://blogs.openbookpublishers.com/the-cost-of-open-access-books-a-publisher-writes/

 

 

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