Copyright & A2K Issues - 19 February 2020

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Intellectual Property:

Copyright Enforcement in the Digital Age: When the Remedy is the Wrong

Submissions to USTR hearings re: review of SA trade agreements re: Copyright Amendment Bill

WIPO and the US Copyright Office Examine Artificial Intelligence and, to Lesser Extent, Intellectual Property

Submission of Knowledge Ecology International on WIPO’s draft issues paper on Intellectual Property and Artificial Intelligence

Policy Incoherence for Stagnation: How Richer Countries’ Position at WIPO Contradicts their Commitments to the Rest of the World

Intellectual Property Raises Costs of Living

Innovation, Intellectual Property, and Development: a Better Set of Approaches for the 21st century (2017)

Trump Might Do Something Genuinely Good for Science

If My AI Wrote this Post, Could I Own the Copyright?

Tough negotiations in US over SA copyright bill

The Machine as Author


Predatory Publishing Practices:

Check for publication integrity before misconduct

Predatory journals: no definition, no defence

Predatory journals: no definition, no defence

India’s Fight Against Predatory Journals: An Interview with Professor Bhushan Patwardhan

“Fake news” and credibility in medical publishing

Highly cited researcher banned from journal board for citation abuse


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