Copyright & A2K Issues - 17 September 2019

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Intellectual Property:

New Copyright Law Will Benefit South Africans with Disabilities

‘Fair use’ in new Copyright Bill benefits everyone

Copyright Bill will make cost of studying cheaper

Creative Markets And Copyright In The Fourth Industrial Era: Reconfiguring The Public Benefit For A Digital Trade Economy

Copyright Issues And Teachers’ Dilemma In Asia Pacific

Digitisation, Copyright And The Glam Sector: Constructing A Fit-For-Purpose Safe Harbour Regime

University Patenting: Is Private Law Serving Public Values?

Access To Information Of Disabled People On The Web: A Dispute Between Accessibility And Digital Rights Management

Examples of Successful Fair Use in Documentary Film

Documentary Filmmakers’ Statement on Best Practices on Fair Use

Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries

Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for OpenCourseWare


Open Access, A2K & Scholarly Communication:

Open-access megajournals lose momentum

Competition Commission may force South African networks to drop data prices

Open access to teaching material – how far have we come?

Elsevier vice-president aims to fix ‘disjoint’ with academics

New Deals Could Help Scientific Societies Survive Open Access

The road to OA: Starting or flipping a journal


Celebrating Open Access Week at Wits University, Johannesburg, South Africa

OA Seminar - 2 October 2019 at Senate Room, 2nd Floor, Solomon Mahlangu House, Wits, East Campus, Braamfontein, SA

See programme - RSVP to before 25 September 2019

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