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Norway Is Digitizing All Its Books And Making Them Free To Read Online

Adrianne Jeffries | The Verge | December 11, 2013

The National Library of Norway is digitizing all the books in its collection, processing the text to make it searchable, and making them available to read online. Read More »

Obamacare Website Violates Licensing Agreement For Copyrighted Software

Jeryl Bier | The Weekly Standard | October 17, 2013

Healthcare.gov, the federal government's Obamacare website, has been under heavy criticism from friend and foe alike during its first two weeks of open enrollment.  Repeated errors and delays have prevented many users from even establishing an account, and outside web designers have roundly panned the structure and coding of the site as amateurish and sloppy... Read More »

Of Aaron Swartz, Open Access And #PDF Tributes

Deepa Kurup | The Hindu | January 15, 2013

So in a fitting tribute on Monday, academics across the world paid tribute to this legendary hacker and advocate of a free and equal Internet by putting up PDFs of their copyrighted works online. On the micro-blogging site Twitter, the hashtag #PDFTribute trended all day, triggering a progressive and open debate on copyright, academic work and access.

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Open Access Boosts Journal Availabilty

Alli Brady | The Dartmouth | October 25, 2013

Over the past several weeks, Baker-Berry Library has hosted a variety of events aimed at informing students and faculty about the open access movement, a national campaign to make scholarship freely accessible worldwide. The events culminated in Open Access Week, which concludes Friday. Read More »

Open Access Repositories, Copyright, And Fair Use At ACRL

Carol Minton Morris | DuraSpace | April 16, 2013

Open access repositories using DSpace or Fedora open source software are growing in numbers of installations worldwide (1,500+), as well as in the volume and diversity of resources that they help to make available... Read More »

Open Access: 'We No Longer Need Expensive Publishing Networks'

Rupert Gatti | The Guardian | November 8, 2012

Higher education institutions need to recognise the changing world of publishing, says Rupert Gatti – it's time for academics to take matters into their own hands Read More »

Open Access: A Response To Sean Guillory

Joshua Sanborn | Russian History Blog | January 15, 2013

My most recent blog post (on MOOCs) dealt with digital teaching. Less than a week after it appeared, Sean Guillory wrote an important piece on Sean’s Russia Blog regarding digital scholarship, to wit, the importance of open access for Russian historians. [...] Read More »

Open Access: Four Ways It Could Enhance Academic Freedom

Curt Rice | The Guardian | April 22, 2013

The power of funding alone should not be enough to override academic freedom, argues Curt Rice, nor does open access automatically skew the world of scholarship Read More »

Open Source Hardware And The Law

Michael Weinberg | Public Knowledge | October 10, 2012

At the end of my talk at last month's Open Hardware Summit, I urged the community to consider that open source hardware may be more of a political and cultural movement than a legal movement.  This was an admittedly fleeting reference to a discussion that will necessarily be a large one, so I want to use this blog post to begin to expand upon what I meant.
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Open Source Needs To Clean Up Its Language

Simon Phipps | InfoWorld | November 1, 2013

The licensing terms 'weak copyleft,' 'strong copyleft,' and 'permissive' are confusing. Here are my proposed alternatives Read More »

Open Source Seeds: An Agro-Giant Alternative

Gail Sullivan | Washington Post | April 18, 2014

A group of University of Wisconsin scientists have made 29 different seed varieties available for anyone who promises not to patent them. Read More »

Pricing, Not Piracy, Hurts Culture Trade (Part 3)

William Patry | Bloomberg | December 28, 2011

This pricing problem is strikingly absent from most discussions of intellectual property. Policy makers are still focused on enforcing tough copyright and trade regulations. Yet the Social Science Research Council found “no evidence -- and indeed no claims -- that enforcement efforts to date have had any impact on the overall supply of pirated goods.” In none of the nations studied was the comparative price -- the price that reflects cost-of-living differences --the same as in the U.S.

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Publishers Flip Out, Call Bill To Provide Open Access To Federally Funded Works A 'Boondoggle'

Mike Masnick | Techdirt | February 20, 2013

A year ago, we wrote about Rep. Mike Doyle introducing an important bill to provide public access to publicly funded research. [...] Unlike just about any other publication, [academic] journals don't pay their writers (and in many subject areas, authors need to pay to submit), they don't pay the peer reviewers -- and then they charge positively insane amounts to university libraries... Read More »

Publishers' Copyright Move 'Could Limit Use Of Research'

Paul Jump | Times Higher Education | August 9, 2014

Scientific publishers producing model copyright licences will make it harder for academic research to be a “first class citizen of the web”...

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Real Copyright Reform Starts With Listening To Users, Not Just The Usual Suspects

Corynne McSherry | Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) | July 24, 2013

In the next baby step on the long march toward reforming the Copyright Act, the House Judiciary Committee is holding hearings on the importance of the “copyright and technology sectors” to the U.S. economy. The first will be held tomorrow. Read More »