Copyright & A2K Issues - 29 June 2020

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Intellectual Property:

A Damaging Delay: Libraries and Users in South Africa Forced to Wait Longer for Overdue Reforms

How Washington and Brussels pressured South Africa to delay copyright reform

Transplanting Fair Use across the Globe: A Case Study Testing the Credibility of U.S. Opposition

Creative Destruction: Copyright's Fair Use Doctrine and the Moral Right of Integrity

Unwritten Criticism: Audiovisual Forms of Critique as Fair Use

Copyright Law as an Engine of Public Interest Protection

All’s Fair in Love and War but Nothing’s Fair Use on YouTube: How YouTube Policies Favor Copyright Owners and Hinder Legal Fair Use

Does Fair Use Matter? An Empirical Study of Music Cases


Open Access, A2K & Scholarly Communication

Differentiating Between Open Access and Open Educational Resource

EIFL endorses Open COVID Pledge

Biologer: an open platform for collecting biodiversity data

Rapid publications risk the integrity of science in the era of COVID-19

Publication models in scientific publishing: to open or not?

Open Access Directory

ASSAf Report on Grouped Peer Review of Scholarly Journals in Education

The costly prestige ranking of scholarly journal


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