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Dialogue on Scenarios for Global Copyright Reform and Public Interest IP Agenda

(infojustice.org): The past decade has been a turbulent one for the global intellectual property system in general and for the international copyright regime in particular. On the one hand, there is a trend pressing for greater access to knowledge that is fuelled by an unprecedented growth in communication and information technologies. On the other hand, there is a trend towards stronger enforcement of intellectual property rights beyond existing international standards with initiatives such as ACTA, three-strike measures in some industrialized countries and free trade agreements (TPP).
   
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The Three Reasons Gold OA Is Premature

(openaccess.eprints.org): To get a realistic idea of how much OA content there is, how fast it is growing, and what scope there is for accelerating its growth, it is not enough simply to count Gold OA items. You have to calculate the annual proportion of Gold OA items, as well as their growth rate, and you have to compare them with the annual proportion and growth rate of Green OA items. The underlying question is: Which is the surest and fastest way to reach 100% OA, now? And the answer is: by mandating Green OA, not by waiting for Gold OA
   
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Publishing: the quiet revolution

(chiefofficers.net): Booksellers around the world are suffering falling sales. Borders, probably the biggest brand in book retailing, has failed, its grand plan to be the dominant force, to convert niches to part of the wider market in tatters. Much of the blame has fallen on two factors: competition from on-line discounters and the global financial crisis which cut discretionary spending and is now in its fifth year.
   
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Tablets Are Usurping e-Readers as Reading Device of Choice for Consumers - says YUDU Report

(marketwire.com): Digital publishing company YUDU Media (www.yudupro.com) today published a new report summarizing key research, facts and figures on the e-book market, which continues to grow at a blistering pace. The report, titled, "Rise of the e-book: e-book stats and trends," discusses some of the key components of the industry in its current form, aiming to provide analysis and insight into some of its most recent developments.
   
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Research Libraries, Publishers Stake Out Positions on International ILL

(libraryjournal.com): A battle is brewing between research libraries and an association of academic publishers over the right to engage in international interlibrary loans and document delivery, both well-established library practices that are increasingly important to scholarship as the amount of discoverable information expands. The International Association of Scientific, Technical&Medical Publishers (STM), representing some of the major STM publishers, released a statement on June 8, which says that library exceptions for document delivery in the digital environment, particularly of individual journal articles, are justified only in very limited circumstances and with the permission of the publisher.
   
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