Copyright & A2K Issues - 4 June 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, or unsubscribe from, this newsletter, please do so at: http://lists.wits.ac.za/mailman/listinfo/copyrightanda2kinfo or email Denise.Nicholson@wits.ac.za

 

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:

Musicians and other creators all need fair use and copyright exceptions in a digital world

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/musicians-other-creators-all-need-fair-use-copyright-world-nicholson/?published=t

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

http://infojustice.org/archives/39977

Innovation and Intellectual Property in South Africa: The Case for Reform

http://ip-unit.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Innovation-IP-in-SA.pdf

SA's patent system is failing to encourage innovation

https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/opinion/2018-05-07-sas-patent-system-is-failing-to-encourage-innovation

SpicyIP Fellowship 2018-19: A Case for Creating ‘Identity Rights’ for Digital Identities in India

https://spicyip.com/2018/05/spicyip-fellowship-2018-19-a-case-for-creating-identity-rights-for-digital-identities-in-india.html

From Shelf to Platform: Why Safe Harbours Matter for Libraries

https://blogs.ifla.org/lpa/2018/01/19/from-shelf-to-platform-why-safe-harbours-matter-for-libraries/

Sleepwalking towards a perpetual (news?) publishers’ right in online publications

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/ipkat_readers/M-TzzUxbdG0

Copyright, Copyleft and the Creative Anti-Commons

http://interactivist.autonomedia.org/node/5426

Playing by the e-Book Rules

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/10/technology/personaltech/e-book-donation-rules.html

 

CONFERENCE ALERTS: 

IFLA World Library and Information Congress

24-30 August, 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

https://2018.ifla.org/

BE OPEN – Science & Society Festival

8-12 September 2018 - Vienna, Austria

https://www.fwf.ac.at/fileadmin/files/Dokumente/Ueber_den_FWF/BE_OPEN/BE_OPEN_Festival-Broschuere_e.pdf

Fifth Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest

24-29 September 2018 – Washington DC. USA

https://emptydoors.com/conferences/2018/04/20/fifth-global-congress-on-intellectual-property-and-the-public-interest/

19th LIASA Annual Conference

8, 9-12 October 2018, Cape Town, South Africa

http://www.liasa.org.za/19th-liasa-annual-conference/

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