South Africa’s Copyright Policies Criticised

South Africa does some amazing research but cannot share it globally because of restrictive copyright laws or unreasonable policies

South Africa is doing some amazing research but cannot share it globally because of restrictive copyright laws or unreasonable policies and embargo periods set by publishers.

South African authors cannot become known and cited if their works are locked up behind expensive paywalls, accessible only to a limited audience.

South African students and researchers also need access to the best international and local up-to-date journals, books and other research to be able to contribute new knowledge in their fields.

To read the article titled, “Access to information is a basic human right entrenched in the South African Constitution,” click here
 

Source: 
Times Live

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