Copyright & A2K Issues - 5 June 2020

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Intellectual Property:

Blind SA goes to ConCourt in effort to compel the President to sign Copyright Amendment Bill

Copyright Bill is a Gateway to Accessible Knowledge and Creativity, not American Roulette

Covid-19: A double whammy for the blind

Updated Q and A on the SA Copyright Amendment Bill

Resources on Fair Use


Resources for People with Disabilities:

Resources for Blind and Visually-Impaired Persons

Resources for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Persons

Learning Disabilities and Disorders Affecting Learning

Physical and Neurological Disabilities affecting Learning


Open Access, A2K & Scholarly Communication:

Our Community is Reducing the Impact of COVID-19 on Science, Education, and Culture

Open Access Resources

Open Educational Resources

One more word about ResearchGate/ and why using these platforms will never be equal to proper self-archiving



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