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Intellectual Property

South Africa: Copyright Amendment Bill – Calls for Submissions by Provincial Legislatures – See links below for Bills and information about submissions – (may send comments in your personal capacity or via institution/organisation):

Right to Research Seminars (South Africa – January 2023) – first 3 sessions (YouTube)

Other IP issues:

AI Art Is in Legal Greyscale

Authors, libraries at odds over copyright law change

Compliance of National TDM Rules with International Copyright Law: An Overrated Nonissue?

Copyright Terms and Extensions – not in the interests of developing countries

Courts Offer More Guidance on Enforcing Rights to Brands and Images Used with NFTs

Do AI images violate copyright? A lawyer explains the Stable Diffusion lawsuit

Exploring The Impact of The Digital Millennium Copyright Act on  the European Union

Fair Use Creep Is A Feature, Not a Bug

5 plagiarism detection tools to tell if content is written by a bot like ChatGPT

Guest Post – AI and Scholarly Publishing: A View from Three Experts

Implications of AI art lawsuits for copyright laws

Interminable pause: Government must address harm caused by extension to copyright term

Reconceptualizing Open Access to Theses and Dissertations

Sign the Copyright Bill, EIFL Urges Nigerian President

Israeli Ministry of Justice Opines on Fair Use of Copyrighted Content for AI/ML Training

More means less: Extended copyright benefits the corporate few, not the public

Open Educational Resources through the European Lens: Pedagogical Opportunities and Copyright Constraints

‘This shouldn’t be a surprise’ The education community shares mixed reactions to ChatGPT

Wellspring of Creativity: Why Public Domain Matters

Africa: Banjul & Harare Protocols

Unpacking the Banjul & Harare Protocol Amendments

Open Access, A2K & Scholarly Communication

Authors Sue Alleged ‘Predatory’ Publisher Over Unpaid Royalties

Death of the narrator? Apple unveils suite of AI-voiced audiobooks

European academies hit out at high author charges for open access publishing

Guest Post — Are We Providing What Researchers Need in the Transition to Open Science?

Nature article charges waived for global South authors

Open access publishing deal for low-, middle-income countries

Research Information Year Report 2022/2023

Report: “cOAlition S Confirms the End of Its Financial Support for Open Access Publishing Under Transformative Arrangements After 2024”

Return of the Big Deal: Developments in Texas and India

The Gaping Problem at the Heart of Scientific Research

The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz

Thoughts on AI’s Impact on Scholarly Communications? An Interview with ChatGPT