Blogs

Copyright & A2K Issues - 14 August 2017

 

Intellectual Property:

Draft Intellectual Property Policy of the Republic of South Africa

http://infojustice.org/archives/38711

Evaluating the Benefits of Fair Use:  A response to the PWC Report on the Costs and Benefits of ‘Fair Use’

file:///C:/Users/00658018.DS/Downloads/SSRN-id2773646%20(1).pdf

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Copyright & A2K Issues - 10 August 2017

 

NEWS FLASH!

Draft Intellectual Property (IP) Policy of South Africa - Phase 1 (2017)

The Department of Trade and Industry has published the Draft Intellectual Property (IP) Policy of South Africa – Phase I (2017) at http://www.dti.gov.za/gazzettes/IP_Policy.pdf, and is asking for comments. 

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Copyright & A2K Issues - 25 July 2017

 

NEWS FLASH:

The SA Copyright Amendment Bill 2017 will be discussed in public hearings before the Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry at Parliament, Cape Town, on 1, 3 and 4 August 2017.  Various stakeholders will give presentations from their constituencies' perspectives. 

 

For those you would like to know more about Fair Use and Creative Commons licensing, see: 

Fair Use and Best Practice Guidelines for different creative industries

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Copyright & A2K Issues - 18 July 2017 (Pt 2)

 

Open Access, A2K & Scholarly Communication:

Access Tools and Services to Open Access: DOAR, ROAR, SHERPA-ROMEO, SPARC AND DOAJ

https://helenekehelen.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/okpala-h-n.pdf

Assessing the User Experience of E-Books in Academic Libraries

http://crl.acrl.org/index.php/crl/article/view/16713/18206

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Copyright & A2K Issues - 18 July 2017 (Pt 1)

 

Cybercrime and Cybersafety Bill, South Africa, 2017

Deadline for Comments to Parliament - 28 July 2017

Bill is available at: http://www.justice.gov.za/legislation/bills/CyberCrimesBill2017.pdf

 

Intellectual Property:

Net Neutrality Won't Save Us if DRM is Baked Into the Web

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Copyright & A2K Issues - 6 July 2017

 

NEWSFLASH :   CYBERCRIMES BILL - SOUTH AFRICA -

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS - 28 JULY 2017

The Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services has called for comments and public participation on the latest version of the Cybercrimes Bill. - see:  https://www.michalsons.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/CyberCrimes-Bill-2017.pdf

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