Copytalk: Article takedowns webinar archived

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An archived copy of the CopyTalk webinar “SSRN: Another enclosure of the commons” is now available. Originally webcast on October 6th by the Office for Information Technology Policy’s Copyright Education Subcommittee, our presenter was Michael Wolfe, Executive Director of the Authors Alliance. Mike talked about the Authors Alliance’s reaction to the unannounced removal of scholarly articles from the Social Science ... Read More »

Copyright Clearance Center charges a mark-up

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It all started when I polled some librarians about recent permission fees paid for journal articles, just to have more background on current state of interlibrary loan. If permission fees were unreasonably high, it might be a data point to share if the House Judiciary Committee on the Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet considers the U.S. Copyright Office’s senseless ... Read More »

CopyTalk SSRN: Another enclosure of the commons?

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What happens when Elsevier – one of the most profitable publishers of scholarly journals and research materials – buys an open access working paper platform like the Social Science Resource Network (SSRN)? Michael Wolfe from Authors Alliance will explore this topic at our next CopyTalk on October 6th, 2016. After being acquired by Elsevier, SSRN has made headlines following the discovery ... Read More »

“Finding the Public Domain” webinar now available

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An archived copy of the CopyTalk webinar “Finding the Public Domain” originally webcast on September 1, 2016 is now available. Melissa Levine, Lead Copyright Officer and PI, University of Michigan Library and Kristina Eden, Copyright Review Project Manager, HathiTrust, describe the Copyright Review Management System (CRMS). The CRMS was this year’s awardee of the L. Ray Patterson copyright award. HathiTrust ... Read More »

ALA submits comments on digital deposit

ALA, as a member of the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA), submitted comments to the U.S. Copyright Office (CO) regarding “Mandatory Deposit of Electronic Books and Sound Recordings Available Only Online.” The comments describe the importance of deposit in ensuring that the Library of Congress (Library) continues to build and preserve a national collection of works. In January 2010 the Copyright Office ... Read More »