Copyright and A2K Issues

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Copyright & A2K Issues - 25 July 2017



The SA Copyright Amendment Bill 2017 will be discussed in public hearings before the Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry at Parliament, Cape Town, on 1, 3 and 4 August 2017.  Various stakeholders will give presentations from their constituencies' perspectives. 


For those you would like to know more about Fair Use and Creative Commons licensing, see: 

Fair Use and Best Practice Guidelines for different creative industries

Copyright & A2K Issues - 18 July 2017 (Pt 2)


Open Access, A2K & Scholarly Communication:

Access Tools and Services to Open Access: DOAR, ROAR, SHERPA-ROMEO, SPARC AND DOAJ

Assessing the User Experience of E-Books in Academic Libraries

African Open Science Platform

Copyright & A2K issues - 28 June 2017 - NEWSFLASH!



SA Copyright Amendment Bill 2017 -

Deadline for Submissions - now 7 JULY 2017

Public hearings in Parliament - 1, 3, 4 AUGUST 2017


See email below from A. Hermans,  Committee Secretary, PC on Trade and Industry:

Dear Stakeholder

Please note the following:

In light of a recent Committee decision to first process the Copyright Amendment Bill before starting the Performers' Protection Amendment Bill, please note the following: