Category Archives: Copyright

Peter Suber wins ALA’s Patterson Award

I missed the news last week, but I’m extremely pleased to learn that Peter Suber will be the recipient of this year’s L. Ray Patterson Copyright Award by the American Library Association. It’s incredibly well-deserved. Peter, of course, was my … Continue reading

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Comments on NSF’s Merit Review Criteria

Today, I submitted these comments to the consultation on the National Science Foundation’s Task Force on Merit Review (see). They are provided solely in my personal capacity. What do you see as the strengths and weaknesses of each criterion? The … Continue reading

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Culture justice: a new frame for free culture

I’m at the Students for Free Culture conference, catching up with old friends — including the current leaders of Florida Free Culture, which I realized is 5 years old this month. This morning a phrase popped into my head that … Continue reading

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OA + POD + competition?

Here’s a question I thought of recently. I’ve asked a few smart people and none of them were sure of the answer, either, so: There’s a bit of buzz about OA + POD (open access + print-on-demand) as a model … Continue reading

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Google Books Settlement: Now featuring me

I’ve blogged twice about the Google Books Settlement (here and here), in addition to following it at considerable length on Open Access News. Now, I’m part of it! A footnote in Pamela Samuelson’s objection tipped me off: Most other signatories … Continue reading

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Nitpicking the Google Books Settlement 2.0

I previously posted on the Google Books Settlement, avoiding the well-trod ground and focusing on points that were salient but hadn’t received much discussion. Now that there’s a new draft of the proposed settlement, I’ll do the same: The revised … Continue reading

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Scholarly publishers shake down a copy shop

A group of scholarly publishers — Blackwell, Elsevier, Oxford University Press, Sage, and Wiley — last week won a judgment against a Michigan copy shop for assisting students in copying course packs. The students were copying articles from scholarly journals … Continue reading

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A few thoughts on the Google Books Settlement

So much ink has already been spilled on the topic of the Google Books Settlement that I won’t dwell on it too much. I do, though, want to point out a few issues that haven’t been getting much play in … Continue reading

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