Copyright & A2K Issues - 2 April 2012

Protection of State Information Bill (South Africa)

Varsities ‘no’ to Info Bill

http://bit.ly/HetTUK

 

Intellectual Property

UK Publishers Association Outraged It Wasn't Consulted Ahead Of The Public Over Open Access To Publicly-Funded Research

http://bit.ly/Hz313Y

EU Extension of Copyright Protection for Sound Recordings: a Blessing or Blunder?

http://bit.ly/HAeDCC

Urgent: Defend a Balanced UK Approach to Copyright

http://bit.ly/Ha1Ofi

Harry Potter Breaks e-Book Lockdown

http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2012/03/27/harry_potter_breaks_e_book_lockdown/

 Articles opposing ACTA:

James Love (USA) – http://keionline.org/node/1369

Peter Yu (USA) – http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1624813

Andrew Rens (South Africa) – http://www.auilr.org/pdf/26/26.3.7.pdf

Matthew Rimmer (Australia) – http://works.bepress.com/matthew_rimmer/109/

EFF (USA) – https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2012/01/we-have-every-right-be-furious-about-actaand https://www.eff.org/issues/acta

Michael Geist (Canada) – http://www.michaelgeist.ca/content/view/6356/125/and http://www.michaelgeist.ca/content/view/6396/125

Michael Lee (Australai) – http://www.zdnet.com.au/australia-doesnt-need-acta-academics-339334442.htm

Sean Flynn (USA) – http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1982091

Various Articles on ACTA – http://www.auilr.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=132&Itemid=2

Olivia Solon (UK) – http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2012-01/24/acta-101?page=all

David Levine – (USA) - http://www.auilr.org/pdf/26/26.3.8.pdf

IFLA Position Paper – http://www.ifla.org/publications/ifla-position-on-the-anti-counterfeiting-trade-agreement

Commissioner Karel De Gucht (EU Commission) – http://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/press/index.cfm?id=778

 

Open Access, A2K & Scholarly Communication:

Wellcome Trust suggests institutional responsibility for open access compliance

http://bit.ly/H6t4P7

Why Google Scholar has Trouble Indexing Institutional Repositories

http://bit.ly/HBP7b7

As Google acts, the question is: have we lost our privacy to the internet?

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/mar/03/internet-privacy

World Bank Gets Open – Google Not So Much

http://www.owen.org/blog/5064

Peter Suber’s ‘Promoting Open Access in the Humanities’ – Eight Years Later

http://bit.ly/H9laFr

 

Conference alerts:

4th Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing (COASP 2012)

19-21 September 2012, Budapest Hungary

http://oaspa.org/coasp/index.php

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