Tag Archives: Copyright
@Repositorian: Copyright is about promoting public access to information — Peter Jaszi, Librarians Code Capstone Retreat #copyright #fairuse https://twitter.com/repositorian/status/315088317148438528 Jaszi is author of the 2011 book Reclaiming Fair Use: How to Put Balance Back in Copyright with Patricia Aufderheide. From reviews on Amazon “Here, [Aufderheide and Jaszi] offer sound advice on users’ rights to copyrighted […]
From his presentation “A Digital Shift: Libraries, Ebooks and Beyond” at the US Library of Congress: “Cory Doctorow discusses the challenges facing authors and cultural heritage institutions with the increasing use of electronic texts.” I just watched this hour long talk on video from October 17, 2012–a well-reasoned, passionately delivered, engaging argument for open access to creative works. […]
March 19, 2013 Chronicle of Higher Education “In Win for Libraries Over Publishers, Supreme Court Upholds Reselling of Foreign Books” By Jennifer Howard If you’re the legal owner of a copy of a book or other work copyrighted under U.S. law, the Supreme Court says you have the right to resell or give it away, […]
Following up re: the Downside of Open Access Publishing is this entry from the bOING bOING blog: “Random House launches ebook imprint that’s run like a predatory vanity press” by Cory Doctorow today (Wed, Mar 6). Hydra‘s deal is much, much worse than the one you’ll get from a real DIY option like BookBaby or […]
The US White House today directed federal agencies to develop open-access policies within the next six months. The directive on Public Access Articles and Data comes from John Holdren, President Obama’s chief Science Advisor. Read more: White House announcement and the Directive itself. See also: Official reaction from the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC). From a […]
Here’s an interesting and fruitful contribution from Christopher Kelty in the anthropology blog Savage minds: “How much does publishing really cost? The Long Answer.” It’s an opinion (and factual/informative essay) piece on academic journal publishing from a publisher in response to a recent Guardian article by the editor-in-chief of the journal Nature, Philip Campbell.
From the Modern Language Association blog (with thanks to Miriam of Ohio State U.): MLA Journals Adopt New Open-Access-Friendly Author Agreements The journals of the Modern Language Association, including PMLA, Profession, and the ADE and ADFL bulletins, have adopted new open-access-friendly author agreements, which will go into use with their next full issues. The revised […]