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Openness is a Human Rights Issue: Copyright Amendment Bill and Access to Educational Materials in South Africa
The Domestic Effect of South Africa's Treaty Obligations: The Right to Education and the Copyright Amendment Bill
Bridging the Differences between Copyright's Legal Traditions – The Emerging EC Fair Use Doctrine
Copyright & Related Resources
Open Access, A2K & Scholarly Communication:
Open Access Resources
COAR Community Framework for Good Practices in Repositories
AfricArXiv – a preprint repository for African Research
Free reusable content with Creative Commons licences
Do open access journal articles experience a citation advantage? … an analysis by WoS subject areas
Want a better h-index? – All you need to know about copyright and open access
Preprints in Medicine: Useful or Harmful?
Why publish books open access?
The state of Altmetrics – 10th anniversary celebration
Campaign to investigate the Academic eBook Market
Open Science- Who is left behind?
Open Science (UNESCO)
Open data sharing accelerates COVID-19 research
New SPARC Europe report out: Scoping the Open Science Infrastructure Landscape in Europe
Predatory Publishing/Unethical Practices
Predatory Publishing Practices
Factors to consider when dealing with conspiracy theories
5 Ways COVID-19 is Changing Academic Plagiarism