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Copyright & A2K Issues - 29 June 2020

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Intellectual Property:

A Damaging Delay: Libraries and Users in South Africa Forced to Wait Longer for Overdue Reforms

https://www.ifla.org/node/93169

How Washington and Brussels pressured South Africa to delay copyright reform

https://politi.co/2AdiWHF

Transplanting Fair Use across the Globe: A Case Study Testing the Credibility of U.S. Opposition

Copyright & A2K Issues - 21 May 2020

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 Trad

 

Intellectual Property:

EU Joins in the Bullying Of South Africa for Daring to Adopt US-Style Fair Use Principles

https://bit.ly/3d3vL5P

Open letter to the EU Ambassador to South Africa on Copyright Laws

https://www.apc.org/en/pubs/open-letter-eu-ambassador-south-africa-copyright-laws

A win for all of South Africa against brutality by security forces

In a major victory for human rights delivered by the high court in South Africa, the family of Collins Khosa and their neighbours have won a court application for orders against the security forces and their bosses. And they will no doubt be awarded significant damages when that part of the litigation is eventually heard.

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