South Africa:  White Paper on Science, Technology & Innovation:

South Africa: New draft White Paper on Science, Technology and Innovation (10 September 2018)

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Intellectual Property:

Click, copy, paste: Is our proposed copyright bill futureproof? (South Africa)

The Wordy World of Works (South Africa)

'Catastrophic': EU passes controversial copyright law that could hit the likes of Google and Facebook

Public Knowledge Responds to President Trump’s Outrageous Copyright Giveaway

EU approves controversial Copyright Directive, including internet ‘link tax’ and ‘upload filter’


Access and Persons with Disabilities:

Etiquette when teaching or interacting with people with disabilities

Strategic Policy Framework on Disability for Post-School Education and Training System (March 2018)

UK implementation of the Marrakesh Treaty


Open Access, A2K & Scholarly Communication:

Scientific publishing is a rip-off. We fund the research – it should be free

JISC gateway to text and data-mining – status update

How Open Is It?

The varieties of OA resistance: a response to Gareth J Johnson

Open Access for Impact: How Michael Nielsen reached 3.5m readers

Digital government isn’t working in the developing world. Here’s why