Copyright & A2K Issues - 7 September 2017

 

Legal Deposit in South Africa:

Legal Deposit in South Africa – are you compliant?

http://libguides.wits.ac.za/LegalDeposit/SA_Legal_Deposit_Act

 

Intellectual Property:

Australian Government Response to the Productivity Commission Inquiry into Intellectual Property Arrangements (positive approach to fair use, parallel importation, etc.)

https://www.industry.gov.au/innovation/Intellectual-Property/Documents/Government-Response-to-PC-Inquiry-into-IP.pdf

 

Sci Hub:

Sci Hub faces 48 million piracy damages and ISP blocking

https://yro.slashdot.org/story/17/09/05/2116203/sci-hub-faces-48-million-piracy-damages-and-isp-blocking

Science, open access… and Sci-Hub

https://medium.com/enrique-dans/science-open-access-and-sci-hub-1f6b49540441

 

Predatory Publishing Practices:

UGC rules blamed for helping promote fake journals in India

http://www.natureasia.com/en/nindia/article/10.1038/nindia.2017.114

A Confusion of Journals — What Is PubMed Now?

https://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2017/09/07/confusion-journals-pubmed-now/?informz=1

 

Seminar Alerts (Johannesburg, South Africa)

Wits Open Access Seminar - 19 September 2017 – 8.30 to 12 noon

Senate Room, 2nd Floor, Solomon Mahlangu House, East Campus, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

Limited seating, so please email Denise.Nicholson@wits.ac.za before 13 September 2017 - International Guest Speaker

National Treatment in the Berne Convention: the Hidden Conflict-of-Law Rule

20 September 2017 – 11-12.15pm – University of Johannesburg Madibeng, APK Campus - 

For information: email: aramulongo@uj.ac.za before 15 September 2017. -  International speakers

 

 

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