Blogs

Copyright & A2K Issues - 2 June 2017 (Pt 1)

 

Intellectual Property:

Australian Productivity Commission Slams Protectionist Copyright and Patent Laws

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2016/05/australian-productivity-commission-slams-protectionist-copyright-and-patent-laws

Copyright Experts: Fair Use is Not Getting a Fair Deal in Australia

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Legal Deposit in South Africa - 1 June 2017

 

Good day and welcome to new subscribers.

 

We thank publishers who regularly deposit their works in terms of the Legal Deposit Act and encourage them to continue doing so.  

 

We also remind publishers who are not being compliant to please deposit all current and outstanding works at your earliest convenience. You will find useful information on how to do this at http://libguides.wits.ac.za/LegalDeposit

 

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Copyright & A2K Issues - 31 May 2017

 

Intellectual Property:

South Africa:

South Africa Releases 2017 Copyright Amendments Bill for Comment; Legal Scholars Weigh In on the Bill’s General Exception

http://infojustice.org/archives/38242

Process for presentations and written submissions on the SA Copyright Amendment Bill - deadline 19 JUNE 2017

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Copyright & A2K Issues - 26 May 2017 (News Flash)

 

NOTICE FROM SA PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE ON TRADE AND INDUSTRY, SOUTH AFRICA

COPYRIGHT AMENDMENT BILL 2017 - PUBLIC HEARINGS AND SUBMISSIONS

Dear Stakeholder

Please find the following information with respect to the processing of the Copyright and the Performers' Protection Bills.

HAVE YOUR SAY - COPYRIGHT AMENDMENT BILL [B13-2017]
Submissions and Hearings

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Copyright & A2K Issues - 25 May 2017 (Pt. 2)

 

Open Access, A2K & Scholarly Communication

Library of Congress Offers Largest Release of Digital Catalog Records in History

https://www.loc.gov/item/prn-17-068/library-offers-largest-release-of-digital-catalog-records-in-history/2017-05-16/

Open Access Digital Repository: Sharing Student Research with the World

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Copyright & A2K Issues - 25 May 2017 (Pt. 1)

 

Intellectual Property:

SA Copyright Amendment Bill (2017) and Performers’ Protection Bill (2016) and related resources

http://libguides.wits.ac.za/Copyright_and_Related_Issues/SA_Copyright_Amendment_Bill

Fair Use Is Good for Creativity and Innovation

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Copyright & A2K Issues - 23 May 2017

 

Open Access, A2K & Scholarly Communication:

Young researchers preach Open Access yet many don’t practice

http://www.natureindex.com/news-blog/young-researchers-preach-open-access-yet-many-dont-practice

Two Good Platforms That Provide Free Science Books

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