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Caltech Adopts Open Access Policy For Scholarly Writing

Dian Schaffhauser | Campus Technology | January 6, 2014

With the beginning of the new year, California Institute of Technology (Caltech) has implemented a new open-access policy for the scholarly writing done by its faculty. As decided by the faculty, starting on January 1, 2014, all members must agree to grant nonexclusive rights to Caltech to disseminate their scholarly papers. [...] Read More »

Canada May Be Nearing The Open Access "Tipping Point"

Michael Geist | Michael Geist | October 24, 2013

[...] While it has captured limited attention outside of educational circles, the Internet has facilitated the emergence of open access publishing of research, transforming the multi-billion dollar academic publishing industry and making millions of articles freely accessible to a global audience. Read More »

CISPA Is Back: FAQ On What It Is And Why It's Still Dangerous

Mark M. Jaycox and Kurt Opsahl | Electronic Frontier Foundation | February 25, 2013

The privacy-invasive bill known as CISPA—the so-called “cybersecurity” bill—was reintroduced in February 2013. Just like last year, the bill has stirred a tremendous amount of grassroots activism because it carves a loophole in all known privacy laws and grants legal immunity for companies to share your private information. Read More »

Civil Society Urges World Trade Organization To Give The Poorest Countries In The World More Time To Implement International Intellectual Property Agreement

Carolina Rossini | Electronic Frontier Foundation | October 23, 2012

The relentless expansion of intellectual property from the developed world to the developing world is rooted in a key international agreement: it’s called the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (colloquially, “TRIPS”), and it was enacted in 1994 by the World Trade Organization (WTO). [...] Read More »

Collected thoughts on Intellectual Property: Copyright vs. Open Access

The purpose of copyright law, according to the Constitution  (Article I, Section 8,Clause 8) is to "promote the progress of science and useful arts" and not to "compensate the creator of the content." Copyright law should therefore be evaluated by the degree to which it facilitates innovation and creative expression. Read More »

Computer Scientists Urge Court To Block Copyright Claims In Oracle V. Google API Fight

Staff Writer | Electronic Frontier Foundation | May 30, 2013

Dozens of computer scientists urged an appeals court today to block the copyright claims over application programming interfaces (APIs) in the Oracle v. Google court battle, arguing that APIs that are open are critical to innovation and interoperability in computers and computer systems. Read More »

Congress Shouldn't Debate Copyright In A Reality-Free Zone

Parker Higgins | Electronic Frontier Foundation | November 20, 2012

Just a few days ago, an unusual thing happened in the halls of Congress: somebody made a case for a copyright policy grounded in reality. The Republican Study Committee (RSC) — an organization that represents more than two-thirds of all GOP Congressmembers — issued a report challenging longstanding copyright myths and offering ideas for potential reforms. [...] Read More »

Copyleft Can’t Undo Copyright

Matt Jacobs | Open Source Delivers | October 10, 2012

As Black Duck’s in-house counsel, I talk to many lawyers representing our customers and in the Global 2000 generally. I’ve found that there is a common misperception around the impact of the GPL on IP that is worth clearing up. Read More »

Copyright and Open Access at the Bedside

John C. Newman, M.D., Ph.D. And Robin Feldman, J.D. | The New England Journal of Medicine | December 29, 2011

This action, unprecedented for a bedside clinical assessment tool, has sent a chill through the academic community; clearly, clinicians and researchers can no longer live in blissful ignorance of copyright...

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Copyright and Wrong

Nicholas Deleon | The Daily | October 28, 2011

A piece of legislation backed by the MPAA was introduced in the House of Representatives this week and threatens to upend the way we use the Internet. The E-Parasites Act, a contrived acronym for Enforcing and Protecting American Rights Against Sites Intent on Theft and Exploitation, seeks to give the attorney general broad power to create a blacklist of websites that “induce” copyright in Read More »

Copyright As Censorship In Science: Striped Nanoparticle Edition

Maneesh Yadav | QuestionCopyright.org | September 19, 2014

A band of researchers has been tirelessly trying to demonstrate that a body of scientific work which rests on a paper from over 10 years ago is completely wrong. The only problem is, their argument isn't being allowed to stand or fall on its merits — instead, copyright restrictions are interfering with their ability to make their case at all...

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Copyright Clearance Center Announces Findings From UK Open Access Forum

Press Release | Copyright Clearance Center, Inc | April 7, 2014

Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a global licensing and content solutions organization, welcomed more than 30 publishers and copyright leaders to London in January for a day of industry updates, panel presentations, and roundtable discussions, as well as keynote addresses from Dominic Young, CEO of the UK’s Copyright Hub, and Dr. Michael Jubb, Director of the Research Information Network.

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Copyright Clearance Center Hosts Open Access Forum In London

Press Release | Copyright Clearance Center | March 19, 2013

Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a not-for-profit organization and leading provider of licensing and Open Access solutions, hosted “A Copyright Clearance Center Roundtable: Open Access Publishing and the Role of Intermediaries.” Read More »

Copyright Week: The Digital Public Domain

Michael Carroll | infojustice.org | January 14, 2014

Whatever one thinks about the rest of the Google Book business, I think it’s important to focus on the digitization of public domain books by both Google and the Open Content Alliance and to use these efforts as the basis for conceiving of the Digital Public Domain as a more robust version of the traditional public domain. Read More »

Copyrights Are No Longer About Copies (Part 1)

William Patry | Bloomberg | December 26, 2011

Yet copyright policy makers often fail to appreciate that the underlying issue today is pricing, not technology. Technology is not the enemy but simply the means by which market expectations are created and satisfied...Copyright laws should not act to shore up outdated business models against the tide of new technologies...

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