African intellectual property law, practice and policies. This weblog provides news, information and comment on IP law, practice and business deals right across Africa. Ce blog propose des actualités, informations, et commentaires sur la législation et la pratique en matière de propriété intellectuelle et de droit des contrats d'affaires en Afrique. For some insight into the origins of this blog click here.
Thursday, 5 January 2017
Can you assist Aurelia make her IP Article on African IP Open Access?
burgeoning use of social media and online marketing tools has seen more and
more people turning to the world wide digital community to help them drive
their interests and offer their contemporaries free-to-access content.
the legal fraternity is no different.
IP blogger and intellectual property lawyer Aurelia Schultz is on a mission to
publish her journal article as an open access document in order for interested
parties to benefit from her research.
is an attorney working in the area of copyright policy, with a focus on using
open licenses and a specialist on intellectual property developments in
students and researchers I hope can find my work most useful and build on it in
the future are the least likely to be able to pay for access to a journal. If
the article is open access, anyone who wants to read it, copy it or share it
will not need to worry about whether or not they can afford a license from the
publisher,” says Aurelia.
Aurelia is from the US, a developed country by world standards, she is charged
a fee to publicly publish the work. However, she cannot afford the fee herself
and is looking to raise the funds through the “Go Fund Me” portal, an online
portal that helps individuals campaign in their private capacity by motivating
for their causes.
piece of work she wants to publish was written for a special journal issue
focusing on IP law in Africa. And her aim is to see it published under a
Creative Commons License using money she hopes to raise through Go Fund Me.
date, she has received $2 407 of the $3 670 she requires to realize her dream
of sharing the journal work publicly. You can help her achieve this by donating
using this link. Every little bit helps.