Copyright & A2K Issues - 29 May 2018

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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:

South Africa Approves New IP Policy, With Guidance From UN Agencies

http://www.ip-watch.org/2018/05/27/south-africa-approves-new-ip-policy-guidance-un-agencies/

South African Creators Form Re-Create ZA to Advocate for Balanced Copyright Reform

http://infojustice.org/archives/tag/south-africa/page/3

Re-Create ZA launched for creators

https://www.re-createza.org/

Innovation & Intellectual Property In South Africa: The Case For Reform

http://infojustice.org/archives/39914

The User Rights Database: Measuring the Impact of Copyright Balance

https://libguides.wits.ac.za/c.php?g=145331&p=5345664

Fair use vs Fair dealing and Best Practice Guidelines for Authors and Creators

http://libguides.wits.ac.za/Copyright_and_Related_Issues/fairuse_fairdealing

Copyright, Exhaustion, and the Role of Libraries in the Ecosystem of Knowledge

https://osf.io/preprints/lawarxiv/dzmpc

EU Governments Reach Negotiating Stance On Copyright Reform

http://www.ip-watch.org/2018/05/25/eu-governments-reach-negotiating-stance-copyright-reform/

WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights  - Thirty-Sixth Session Geneva, May 28 to June 1, 2018

Draft Action Plans on Limitations and Exceptions  through SCCR/39 (2nd Meeting In 2019) http://www.wipo.int/edocs/mdocs/copyright/en/sccr_36/sccr_36_3.pdf

11 NGOs send letter to WIPO SCCR delegates expressing grave concerns about proposed WIPO treaty for broadcasting

https://www.keionline.org/27938

 

MARRAKESH TREATY FOR BLIND AND VISUALLY-IMPAIRED PERSONS

The Marrakesh Treaty: an EIFL Guide for Libraries (English)

http://www.eifl.net/resources/marrakesh-treaty-eifl-guide-libraries-english

Contracting Parties to Marrakesh Treaty

http://www.wipo.int/treaties/en/ShowResults.jsp?lang=en&treaty_id=843

Lesotho becomes the 37th country to join the Marrakesh Treaty for persons with print disabilities

http://www.eifl.net/news/lesotho-adopts-marrakesh-treaty

 

PREDATORY PUBLISHING PRACTICES: 

Problems and challenges of predatory journals

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/jdv.15039

Predatory Publishing – Resources

http://libguides.wits.ac.za/Scholarly_Research_Resources/Predatory_Publishers

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