The commerical overlords of scholarship rewrite copyright licenses to suit themselves

Posted in Legal issues on September 5th, 2013 by steve

International“What can or cannot be done under CC-BY may quickly become a moot point – according to Elsevier Connect, ‘the International Association of Scientific, Technical & Medical Publishers (STM) is contemplating the release of a more specific user license designed for scholarly communication …'” (more)

[The Imaginary Journal of Poetic Economics, 4 September]

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Data miners strike gold on copyright

Posted in Legal issues on August 22nd, 2013 by steve

“In a significant victory for data miners, the open access publisher BioMed Central is to waive all copyright over datasets it publishes …” (more)

[Paul Jump, Times Higher Education, 22 August]

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Creative Commons and open access to scholarly works: common myths about an imperfect match

Posted in Research on March 7th, 2013 by steve

Canada“Adequate licensing and attribution of scholarly work in the digital age have presented many issues for scholarly and publishing communities. While many open access advocates consider Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) to be consistent with the strongest form of open access as it includes the least restrictions …” (more)

[Heather Morrison, Impact of Social Sciences, 7 March]

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