AfricanLII to release LII-in-a-Box

We have been quiet, but busy keeping African legal information ticking and working on a couple of tech projects in the background. Today, we introduce LII-in-a-Box. 


Copyright & A2K Issues - 24 April 2015



I will be out of the office from 25 April until 7 May 2015, so there will be no newsletter while I am away.


Intellectual Property

Copyright and the Value of the Public Domain: An empirical assessment (2015)(UK IPO)


Copyright & A2K Issues - 21 April 2015


Intellectual Property:

Faith-based Intellectual Property

Copyright Protections and Disability Rights: Turning the Page to a New International Paradigm


Copyright & A2K Issues - 17 April 2015 (2)


South Africa :

Protection, Promotion, Development and Management of Indigenous Knowledge Systems Bill, 2014  (South Africa)

Written comments need to be submitted within 60  days from 20 March 2015 to:

Notice to the Director-General: Department of Science and Technology, for the attention of Ms S Pango, at one of the


Copyright & A2K Issues - 17 April 2015


Intellectual Property:

Is Fair Use a “Dangerous Exception”?

Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900),

Copyright Resources


Copyright & A2K Issues - 16 April 2015


South Africa:  Draft Language Policy of the Department of Basic Education (for comments)

The Department of Basic Education, acting under section 4(1) of the Use of Official Languages Act, No 12 of 2012, has published its Draft Language Policy, and is asking you to comment.

Comments can be emailed to Dr M Pillay at by no later than Friday, 1 May 2015.

Enquiries can be directed to Dr M Pillay on tel (012) 357 3361


Copyright & A2K Issues - 8 April 2015 (Part 2)


Open Access, A2K & Scholarly Communication:

Open Access Article Processing Charges: DOAJ Survey May 2014

All that glitters (Gold OA)

RefMe - referencing made easy


Copyright & A2K Issues - 8 April 2015 (Part 1)


Research Outputs Policy – South Africa DHET

Research Outputs Policy, 2015 (Gazette 38553, Notice 188)(effective from January 2016)


Traditional Knowledge - Call for Comments (South Africa)