Belgian copyright law amended in favor of open access to scientific articles

A change in the belgian copyright law allows the authors of scientific articles financed by the public sector, to retain the right to make their article available in Open Access even if otherwise stipulated in their contract with the publisher. Published the 5th September 2018, this law completes and reinforces the recent decree of theContinue reading “Belgian copyright law amended in favor of open access to scientific articles”

World Intellectual Property Day and the Anne Frank Case

It’s a recurring discussion. Every time a major work is about to enter the public domain, debate flares up if and when it can be freely accessed. Due to differences in national copyright legislation it is often difficult to determine when copyright protection ends. In a time where access to knowledge is global, this leadsContinue reading “World Intellectual Property Day and the Anne Frank Case”