Blogs

Copyright & A2K Issues - 18 July 2016

 

Intellectual Property:

Final text of Copyright Amendment Bill (South Africa) to be put before parliament this month

http://www.htxt.co.za/2016/07/07/copyright-bill-parliament-july/

 

IP Consultative Framework (South Africa) – approved by Cabinet on 6 July 2016

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Copyright & A2K Issues - 15 July 2016

 

Open Access, A2k & Scholarly Communication:

Want to be taken seriously as scholar in the humanities? Publish a monograph

https://www.theguardian.com/higher-education-network/blog/2014/sep/30/publishing-humanities-monograph-open-access

Text Mining at an Institution with Limited Financial Resources

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Copyright & A2K Issues - 14 July 2016

 

Intellectual Property:

The Role of Human Rights in Copyright Enforcement Online: Elaborating a Legal Framework for Website Blocking

http://infojustice.org/archives/36284

The Right to Think Is the Right to Quote – #Fixcopyright with Wide Quotations Exception!

http://infojustice.org/archives/36270

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Copyright & A2K Issues - 8 July 2016

 

Open Access, A2K & Scholarly Communication:

New OA Social Sciences Archive launched - SocArxiv-COS

https://osf.io/ny5qf

Wellcome Trust to launch open access research site

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Copyright & A2K Issues - 7 July 2016

 

Intellectual Property:

EIFL Draft Law on Copyright including Model Exceptions and Limitations for Libraries and Their Users (updated 2016)

http://www.eifl.net/resources/eifl-draft-law-copyright-including-model-exceptions-and-limitations-libraries-and-their

Brexit and European Copyright Law: some conclusions and delusions

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Copyright & A2K Issues - 6 July 2016 (Part 2)

 

Intellectual Property:

Fictional Claims: Why Kids Are Not Suffering With Canada’s Copyright Fair Dealing Rules

http://infojustice.org/archives/36194

Wide Education Exception Is the Best Case Scenario to #Fixcopyright in EU

http://infojustice.org/archives/36198

Draft Industry Guidelines to Respect Copyright and Free Speech

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Copyright & A2K Issues - 6 July 2016 (Part 1)

 

South Africa: Intellectual Property

Notice of Introduction of Copyright Amendment Bill into Parliament  (Trade & Industry Portfolio Committee public hearings in Cape Town on this Bill will be announced via Government Gazette in due course) 

http://www.gov.za/sites/www.gov.za/files/40121_gon799.pdf

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Copyright & A2K Issues - 1 July 2016

 

BREAKING NEWS:  

ACCESS FOR BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED PERSONS AT LAST!

MARRAKESH TREATY HAS 20 RATIFICATIONS! 

WIPO Treaty on Copyright Exceptions for Visually Impaired Enters in Force

http://www.ip-watch.org/2016/06/30/wipo-treaty-on-copyright-exceptions-for-visually-impaired-enters-in-force/

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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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