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  • Ruminations on monographs, rights and freeing the public domain
    The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) and the Digital Library Federation (DLF) have launched a new publication series, with the inviting name of "Ruminations."  It will feature short research papers and essays with fresh perspectives in the digital environment for scholarship and teaching.Kicking off the launch is a new rumination from John P. Wilkin, who we interviewed not so long ago, about his work helping old titles "rise" into the public domain.John writes us:"I'd like to point...
  • Ruminations on monographs, rights and freeing the public domain
    The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) and the Digital Library Federation (DLF) have launched a new publication series, with the inviting name of "Ruminations."  It will feature short research papers and essays with fresh perspectives in the digital environment for scholarship and teaching.Kicking off the launch is a new rumination from John P. Wilkin, who we interviewed not so long ago, about his work helping old titles "rise" into the public domain.John writes us:"I'd like to point...
  • A new twist -- securing authors' rights when negotiating content licenses: an interview with Julia Blixrud, ARL and Ivy Anderson, University of California
    A New Twist -- Securing Authors' Rights When Negotiating Content Licenses: an interview with Julia Blixrud, ARL and Ivy Anderson, University of CaliforniaConducted by Mary Minow and Eli Edwards, at ALA Midwinter Meeting in San Diego, CaliforniaMinow: Tell us about this major new step forward in the quest for open access.Julia Blixrud: A part of the background for this effort was an author rights addendum that came out of work several years ago by SPARC, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources...

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  • In new case, Arista v Frawley, defendant moves to dismiss
    In a new case in Albany, against a SUNY Albany student, the defendant has moved to dismiss. The motion is presently pending. Defendant's memorandum of law RIAA's opposition memorandum of law Defendant's reply memorandum of law Defendant is...
    by Ray Beckerman
  • Because These Things NEVER Go Wrong
    A quick follow-up to my rant yesterday about the epically bad plan to allow one-sided seizures (hijackings) of domain names: TorrentFreak notes that the US Government just shut down 84,000 sites 'by mistake'. So, yeah, we should definitely pass a law...
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  • Ninth Circuit rejects Chamberlain places DMCA back on a proper track
    In 2004, in the Chamberlain case, the Federal Circuit unaccountably grafted a non-statutory element on the access control provisions of the DMCA, requiring that there be some connection to preventing infringement for there to be protection against...
    by Raymond Nimmer
  • AP and Shepard Fairey settle case; claims against corporate entities remain
    The Associated Press announced that it has "settled in principle" its copyright case against artist Shepard Fairey over his use of an AP photograph in the iconic "Obama Hope" poster. The announcement of the settlement comes a little more than seven...
    by Ben Sheffner
  • U.S. Court Rules Against isoHunt For Inducing Copyright Infringement
    A U.S. federal court in California has issued a summary judgment against Canadian-based isoHunt (and its owner Gary Fung), ruling that the site violates U.S. copyright law by inducing copyright infringement. The judge ruled that the isoHunt case is...
    by Michael Geist's Blog