Copyright & A2K Issues - 29 March 2018

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Intellectual Property:

Facebook privacy settings revamped after scandal

The Facebook Saga (Radio interview in South Africa)

Cabinet approves MoU between India and Canada on IPRs

Oracle’s $9bn copyright case against Google resurrected

Assessing Regional Integration in Africa VII

The European Parliament must improve the Text and Data Mining (TDM) exception to benefit European research and innovation

Federal Court of Appeal Rejects Access Copyright Bid to Overturn Board Ruling on Insubstantial Copying, Fair Dealing

Limits of Licensing – Executive Summary


Open Access, A2K & Scholarly Communication:

Evidence of Open Access of scientific publications in Google Scholar: a large - scale analysis

Focusing on Value — 102 Things Journal Publishers Do (2018 Update)

Open Access Ethics Resources for Researchers

ICT Infrastructure in Support of Data Sharing

NEF Partners With Elsevier To Provide Editorial Expertise, Infrastructure And A Capacity Building Engine For The Next Generation Of African Researchers


Marrakesh Treaty – Access for Blind and Visually Impaired Users

Blind Users Celebrate as Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Bill Drops


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