Copyright & A2K Issues - 4 June 2018

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Musicians and other creators all need fair use and copyright exceptions in a digital world

South African Creators Form Re-Create ZA to Advocate for Balanced Copyright Reforms

Innovation and Intellectual Property in South Africa: The Case for Reform

SA's patent system is failing to encourage innovation

SpicyIP Fellowship 2018-19: A Case for Creating ‘Identity Rights’ for Digital Identities in India

From Shelf to Platform: Why Safe Harbours Matter for Libraries

Sleepwalking towards a perpetual (news?) publishers’ right in online publications!topic/ipkat_readers/M-TzzUxbdG0

Copyright, Copyleft and the Creative Anti-Commons

Playing by the e-Book Rules



IFLA World Library and Information Congress

24-30 August, 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

BE OPEN – Science & Society Festival

8-12 September 2018 - Vienna, Austria

Fifth Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest

24-29 September 2018 – Washington DC. USA

19th LIASA Annual Conference

8, 9-12 October 2018, Cape Town, South Africa

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