Blogs

Copyright & A2K Issues - 30 June 2016

 

Intellectual Property:

Digitising public domain images creates a new copyright, rules German court [Updated]

http://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2016/06/digitising-public-domain-images-creates-a-new-copyright-germany/

BREXIT: Rights holders might need to re-register IP in the UK as a result of Brexit, says expert

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Copyright & A2K Issues - 23 June 2016

 

WITS UNIVERSITY LAUNCHES 3 MOOCS on 23 JUNE 2016 - FIRST AFRICAN UNIVERSITY TO PARTNER WITH edX

WitsX - Free Online Courses from Wits University -

- System Dynamics for Health Sciences (Wits Biomedical Engineering)

- Research Methods: an Engineering Approach - (Wits Electrical and Information Engineering)

- Results-Based Project Management: Monitoring and Evaluation (Wits School of Governance) 

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Copyright & A2K Issues - 13 June 2016

 

Intellectual Property:

"Brexit" – Implications for IP owners and practitioners

http://www.olswang.com/articles/2016/04/brexit-implications-for-ip-owners-and-practitioners/

Growing Coalition Opposes California Exerting Copyright Over Public Records

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Copyright & A2K Issues - 1 June 2016 (Part 2)

 

Intellectual Property:

Appeal Court Decision in Africa’s First Adword Case Provides Clarity

http://afro-ip.blogspot.co.za/

Uruguayan Rights Holders Seek to Roll Back Progressive Copyright Reform

http://infojustice.org/archives/36087

Re-Mixing Protected by Freedom of Arts Fundamental Rights, German Court Rules

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Copyright & A2K Issues - 1 June 2016 (Part 1)

 

Open Access, A2K & Scholarly Communication:

In dramatic statement, European leaders call for ‘immediate’ open access to all scientific papers by 2020

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/05/dramatic-statement-european-leaders-call-immediate-open-access-all-scientific-papers

This renowned mathematician is bent on proving academic journals can cost nothing

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Copyright & A2K Issues - 25 May 2016

 

Intellectual Property:

United States: Can You Make An Infringement Claim Over Thumbnail Images?

http://www.mondaq.com/article.asp?articleid=492892&email_access=on

United States: The Internet Archive Wayback Machine: A Useful IP Litigation Tool, But Is It Admissible?

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UCT’s AfricanLII and Gender in the Judiciary Project Opening New Frontiers in Using Legal Databases for Research

 

Imagine a continent where citizens can easily and conveniently access any case, legislation or legal amendment that they desire without having to pay or worse yet, bribe anybody. In addition, imagine diverse courts where both women and men are fairly represented exemplifying how we have moved past the patriarchal and unequal nature of most of our societies.

This is the type of vision that AfricanLII and the Gender in the judiciary project at DGRU envision.

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