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The Open Belgium Conference: Open Science as part of responsible research

This year, Open Knowledge Belgium picked the beautiful city of Antwerp as the place to be for all open knowledge, open source and open data enthusiasts. The variety of speakers at the Open Belgium Conference clearly mirrors the mission of Open Knowledge Belgium: opening up knowledge in Belgium trough community driven ways connecting four main actors: community, researchers, governments and industries. The conference consisted of a number of sessions with a wide variety of topics ranging from ope...

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Copyright law reform in Germany – what is this “UrhWissG”, really?

Last year, German Parliament passed a controversial copyright reform bill known as UrhWissG (Gesetz zum Urheberrecht für die Wissenschaft) which came into effect in March 2018 and will be subject to review after a 5-year period. The review had become necessary over concerns that major changes in the academic landscape due to the digital revolution had rendered previous laws outdated. The freshly amended bill aims to provide clear regulations to ensure at least basic access to copyright-protected...

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