Copyright & A2K Issues - 14 November 2020

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Intellectual Property:

Analysis of Woods and Myburgh Comments on Copyright Amendment Bill (CAB) (South Africa)

Copyright Law and the Creative Industries

Unscrewing the future: the right to repair and circumvention of software TPMs in the EU

Battle-lines being drawn over upcoming discussion on TRIPS waiver

Money for Creators and More Support for Copyright in Society—Fair Remuneration Rights in Germany and the Netherlands

Shaping Intellectual Property Rights through Human Rights Adjudication: The Example of the European Court of Human Rights


Open Access, A2K & Scholarly Communication:

Wits University Libguides – Denise Nicholson

How is open access accused of being predatory? The impact of Beall's lists of predatory journals on academic publishing

The fight against fake scientific news

Preserving Open Access Books: The COPIM Project

DOAJ to lead a collaboration to improve the preservation of open access journals

Equitable, Affordable Access to Digital Course Materials for University Students: Issues and Solutions

The Potential Role of Open Data In Mitigating The COVID-19 Pandemic: Challenges And Opportunities

Where are Library-Supported APC Funds Going?: The Ongoing Role of the APC Fund in Open Access Outreach


Forthcoming Webinars:

December 2020 - Webinars on Copyright issues, Open Science, Publishing, Access for People with Disabilities, etc.











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