Copyright & A2K Issues - 24 July 2018

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Intellectual Property:

South Africa’s Proposed Copyright Fair Use Right Should Be a Model for the World

South Africa:  Copyright Amendment Bill Draft No. 2, 2018 – July Submissions

ReCreate SA calls for creator rights in copyright reform now

The First Rule of Copyright Reform: Don’t Mess With Free Speech and Net Neutrality

A Brief History of Creative Commons: “From Struggle to Snuggle”


Open Science/Open Data:

Computer Science Research Network

Medical Research Network

Emerald partners with F1000 to launch new open research publishing platform - Emerald Open Research

Open Science: The time is now, the place is Europe

Google And The United Nations Are Joining Forces, And It Could Mean Big Things For The Environment

An Open Science future – Europe leads the way

Open Science and its role in universities: a roadmap for cultural change

Report Proposes Recommendations and New Framework to Speed Progress Toward Open Science (National Academies of Sciences, Medicine and Engineering)

New data red tape could hamper international research


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