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The Internet Radio Fairness Act: What It Is, Why It’s Needed

Mitch Stoltz | Electronic Frontier Foundation | October 31, 2012

The 2012 campaign is almost over, which means Congress may soon be able to get back to business. One of the things it should prioritize is fixing a longstanding tax on innovation that most folks don’t know about, but they should:  the unfair legal treatment of Internet radio. Read More »

The Open Access Schism: Recapitulating Open Source?

Glyn Moody | ComputerWorld UK | September 4, 2014

...It seems that the open access world has just entered the schism phase that mirrors the similar split between those espousing "free software", and those who resolutely call it "open source."  This most recent development is captured in yet another brilliant contribution from the unofficial chronicler of the open access world, Richard Poynder...

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The Perks And Pains Of Trying To Live An Open-Source Lifestyle

Greg Thomas | Motherboard | September 16, 2013

Sam Muirhead admits that his plan to live an "open-source lifestyle" for one year sounds a bit like a recreation of Super Size Me for privileged techies. But he assures me it's nothing like that—or it's at least a more nuanced undertaking. Read More »

This Gorgeous Photo-Sharing Website Is Everything Copyright ISN'T

Nathaniel Ainley | The Creators Project | August 4, 2016

A 100% free use photo-sharing site has is now the second-fastest growing photography website ever made (the first is Instagram). Unsplash, by creative marketing agency, Crew Labs, is a website that only publishes pictures licensed under Creative Commons Zero, meaning users are free to “copy, modify, distribute and use the photos,” for free, without the permission of the owner, according to the Unsplash licensing statement...

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TPP Is Right Where We Want It: Going Nowhere

Maira Sutton | Electronic Frontier Foundation | April 25, 2014

President Obama is on a diplomatic tour of Asia this week and one of his top priorities is the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a trade agreement that includes restrictive copyright enforcement measures that pose a huge threat to users’ rights and a free and open Internet...Despite some reports of movement on some of the most controversial topics during meetings between Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Abe, it seems that the TPP is still effectively at a standstill...

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Trans Pacific Partnership: Why It Matters In The USA

Mitch Stoltz | Electronic Frontier Foundation | December 4, 2012

The U.S. and other governments are meeting yet again to hash out the secret Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP), this time in New Zealand. International trade agreements may seem far removed from our daily lives. Why should people in the U.S. take action against TPP? Read More »

Transitioning To Open Systems In Drug Discovery

John Wilbanks | FasterCures | October 18, 2013

Bringing the ideas of “open source” into the pharmaceutical process is far from simple. It requires a careful understanding both of the realities of open source as a software development process well as the realities of therapy research, development, and regulatory approval. Read More »

Two Famous Journalism Institutions Shame Themselves By Not Standing Up For Basic Fair Use

Mike Masnick | Techdirt | February 11, 2013

Two of the most respected and forward looking schools for journalism are the Knight Center for Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin and the Poynter Institute. I've long been a fan of both, but I'm now quite disappointed in both of them too... Read More »

U.S. Copyright Surveillance Machine About To Be Switched On, Promises Of Transparency Already Broken

Mitch Stoltz | Electronic Frontier Foundation | November 15, 2012

The "Copyright Alert System" – an elaborate combination of surveillance, warnings, punishments, and "education" directed at customers of most major U.S. Internet service providers – is poised to launch in the next few weeks, as has been widely reported. The problems with it are legion. Read More »

UF Dissertations From 1934 To 2006 Being Digitized For Open Access

Press Release | University of Florida (UF) | September 11, 2013

The Digital Services Department of the George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida is building a digital collection of about 12,000 dissertations written by doctoral graduates from 1934 to 2006. Read More »

Unexpected Martyr For The Open-Access Movement

Jon Marcus | Times Higher Education | January 24, 2013

The suicide of a radical advocate of open access to academic research has elevated the topic to the forefront of conversation in the US, and could ultimately widen the availability of documents and prompt copyright reform. Read More »

Universities Push Back Against Access Copyright Lawsuit

Stuart Woods | Quill & Quire | April 18, 2013

Students, educators, and librarians have come out strongly in opposition to the Access Copyright lawsuit launched earlier this month against York University. Read More »

University Of Tennessee Signs Compact For Open-Access Publishing Equity (COPE)

Press Release | University of Tennessee (UT) | April 10, 2013

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UT) has proclaimed support for open-access publishing of journal articles by signing the Compact for Open-Access Publishing Equity (COPE). UT is the eighteenth institution to join a roster of signatories that includes Harvard, Duke, Sloan-Kettering, and other preeminent research institutions. Read More »

University System Of Maryland To Test Open-Source Pilot Program

Fatimah Waseem | The Diamondback | September 3, 2013

A student-driven initiative plans to turn the page on skyrocketing textbook costs by promoting an affordable, online educational resource that’s picking up steam across the nation: open-source textbooks. Read More »

US Backs Push For open Access Textbooks In Arabic

Sunanda Creagh | Phys.org | February 7, 2013

The United States has backed a project that aims to translate American textbooks into Arabic and make them available without copyrights restrictions to educators and students in the Middle East. Read More »