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Even very popular government mandates have opponents, and the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Public Access Policy certainly has its critics. According to the agency, “The NIH Public Access Policy implements Division G, Title II, Section 218 of PL 110-161 (Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008). The law states:” The Director of the National Institutes of Health […]

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Part I of Open Access Scholarship was an interview of Michelle Pearse, conducted by Executive Editor Mary Minow.  As promised, here is part II, which will specifically address law reviews and legal scholarship. Eli Edwards: Nearly two years ago, a group of academic law library directors promulgated the Durham Statement on Open Access to Legal […]

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Mary Minow had a chance to talk with a colleague at Harvard Law School about Open Access. Nearly two years ago, the Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Sciences unanimously voted to grant the university a non-exclusive, irrevocable, worldwide license to distribute faculty’s scholarly articles, with an opt-out mechanism for instance in the case of […]

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The blog of trogool has a useful delineation of the different ways “open” is used wrt Open Source, Open Standards, Open Access and more. The post points out that the open-access movement exhausts itself contending with the same old misunderstandings over and over again. To help fix that problem, the post offers a “brief, simplistic […]

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Article Topics General Articles Digital Millenium Copyright Act – DMCA @ Digital Rights Management Distance Education and the TEACH Act @ Multimedia Obtaining Permissions Scholarly Communication UCITA @ General Articles Big Myths about copyright explained by Brad Templeton. This is a list of 10 misconceptions of about copyright rights A Bill of Writes column by […]

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Copyright Crash Course (U Texas) Copyright Resource Guide (Indiana/Purdue) The Copyright Website from Benedict O’Mahoney Kasunic.com Copyright law and litigation resources from Rob Kasunic. LibraryLaw.com – from Attorney and Librarian Mary Minow A History of Copyright in the U.S. (ARL) ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law ABA Section of Science and Technology American Intellectual Property […]

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Rich Stim is corporate counsel for Nolo. Rich is the author of several Nolo intellectual property books including: Patent, Copyright & Trademark: An Intellectual Property Desk ReferencePatent Pending in 24 Hours Music Law: How to Run Your Band’s Business Rich also writes two blogs for Nolo, What Price Justice and Nolo’s Patent, Copyright & Trademark […]

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Conducted by Mary Minow and Eli Edwards, at ALA Midwinter Meeting in San Diego, California Minow: 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, […]

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An Insider’s View of the WIPO: Interview with Janice T. Pilch, Associate Professor of Library Administration and Humanities Librarian at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign An international copyright advocate for the Library Copyright Alliance, which consists of the American Library Association, the Association of College and Research Libraries, and the Association of Research Libraries, […]

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SSRN Abstract:      The conventional rationale for copyright of written works, that copyright is needed to foster their creation, is seemingly of limited applicability to the academic domain. For in a world without copyright of academic writing, academics would still benefit from publishing in the major way that they do now, namely, from gaining scholarly […]