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Open Publishing, Copyright and Copyleft

Panellists will talk about open publishing models and their impact on the publishing industry, especially on scholarly publishing. Of the different forms of Open Publishing, Open Access is seen as the most viable. Although Open Access was once seen as a threat to scholarly publishing, the model has been adopted by almost every global publisher of academic and scholarly journals. Taking cue from Open Access and its impact on scholarly publishing, this session will examine the future of all forms of open publishing, in the different publishing segments. The issues of Copyright in these forms of publishing will also be talked about. The session will highlight the role of Copyleft and licences such as the Creative Commons, which facilitate Open Publishing, as well as other legal aspects.
DATE: 19th September, 2014
TIME: 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm