Copyright & A2K Issues - 15 December 2020 (FINAL NEWSLETTER)

 Please note:  This is the Final newsletter on this website.  You will still be able to access the Archives of this newsletter at: https://africanlii.org/content/copyright-and-a2k-issues  

Denise Nicholson retires from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg on 31 December 2020. She will be consulting in future. Should you wish to contact her, her website from January 2021 will be http://www.scholarly.horizons.com.   Should you wish to receive similar information in a new online newsletter, please email denise.nicholson@scholarlyhorizons.com  with "Yes to new online newsletter" in the subject field.  

 

Intellectual Property

Wits co-hosted OA Week Seminars - 2020 - Presentations on copyright, open source, predatory publishing, access issues, etc. 

https://libguides.wits.ac.za/openaccess_a2k_scholarly_communication/webinars

Activists march to force signing of Copyright Amendment (South Africa) 

https://bit.ly/3oUsmvm

12 South African Civil Society Groups Demonstrate for Copyright Reform on UN International Human Rights Day

http://infojustice.org/archives/42852

WIPO’s missed opportunity to produce guidance on copyright exceptions hits education during pandemic

https://bit.ly/3mkVaeX

COVID-19 prompts calls for library-friendly copyright laws

https://www.universityworldnews.com/post.php?story=2020112313502493

EIFL @WIPO: Fair Access, Preservation, No Lending Tax

https://www.eifl.net/blogs/eiflwipo-fair-access-preservation-no-lending-tax

Capturing Fair Use for the YouTube Generation

https://www.academia.edu/10315069/Capturing_Fair_Use_for_the_YouTube_Generation

USTR 2020 Special 301 Review

https://ustr.gov/issue-areas/intellectual-property/special-301/2020-special-301-review

American University Awarded $3.8 Million Grant from Arcadia Fund to Promote International Right to Research in Copyright Law

https://bit.ly/2WiimA0

House Passes Bill To Make Federal Court Records Free to the Public (US)

https://bit.ly/3oMOQ1k

 

Open Access, A2K & Scholarly Communication

Information wants to be free

https://richardpoynder.co.uk/Information_Wants_to_be_Free.pdf

Pretty Soon There’ll Be Just One Big Book Publisher Left

https://newrepublic.com/article/160391/pretty-soon-therell-just-one-big-book-publisher-left

Researchers (in South Africa) decry ‘pay to publish’ system — but don’t want it to stop

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-03483-y

Nature’s New Open Access Option: A Dinosaur Lurches Toward the Future

https://scholarworks.iupui.edu/handle/1805/24563

CERN Announces New Open Data Policy in Support of Open Science

https://www.hpcwire.com/off-the-wire/cern-announces-new-open-data-policy-in-support-of-open-science/

The transformative power of values-enacted scholarship

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41599-020-00647-z

Preprints in the public eye

https://asapbio.org/public

8 Pillars of Open Science

https://www.ucl.ac.uk/library/open-science/8-pillars-open-science

AfricArXiv - the African preprint repository

https://opencollective.com/africarxiv

IFLA Journal – October 2020

https://www.ifla.org/node/93508

Fiddle: a tool to combat publication bias by getting research out of the file drawer and into the scientific community 

https://portlandpress.com/clinsci/article-pdf/134/20/2729/896052/cs-2020-1125.pdf

Amazon under pressure to lift ban on e-book library sales

https://bit.ly/3gOuHoN

Changes to Journal Impact Factor Announced for 2021

https://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2020/12/07/jif-calculation-2021

 

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