Copyright & A2K Issues - 26 February 2018

This is a free online international Information Service covering various topics, including copyright, plagiarism and other IP matters, Open Access, open publishing, open learning resources, institutional repositories, scholarly communication, digitization and library matters, mobile technologies, issues affecting access to knowledge (A2K), particularly in developing countries; WTO and WIPO treaties and matters; Free Trade Agreements and TRIPS Plus; useful websites, conference alerts, etc.  If you would like to subscribe to this newsletter, please email with "Subscribe to Copyright & A2K Issues"  in the subject field. 


Intellectual Property:

R2.1bn copyright claim against SA Government Communication Information System (GCIS) over Madiba image

Internet rages after Google removes “view image” button, bowing to Getty

Measuring the impact of piracy and open access on the academic library services



Open Access, A2k & Scholarly Communication:

Taylor & Francis scraps extra charges after university protests

Decoupling peer review from publishing

What is Text Mining?

How to Make your Research Open Access for Free and Legally (Infogram)

The South joins a global conversation on open education

Papers of Predatory Journals may soon be available in Indian languages

What’s behind OA2020? Accelerating the transition to open access with introspection and repurposing Funds

South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science Journal

The CD is dead? Not so fast


Open Data and Open Research:

Introduction: Open Data and Africa

Open data help scientists to unravel Earth systems

Frontiers Partners with Figshare to Promote Open Data

Open Research


Open Educational Resources (OER):

SUNY math professor makes the case for free and open educational resources

OER Resources


Conference Alerts:

26th Annual Fordham Intellectual Property Law & Policy Conference,

5-6 April 2018, New York City

20th International Conference on Open Access and Repositories

19-20 April, 2018 – New York, USA

OPERAS Conference: “Open Scholarly Communication in Europe. Addressing the Coordination Problem”

31 May – 1 June 2018, Athens, Greece

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