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Copytalk: Article takedowns webinar archived

Archived webinar on article takedowns from popular open access repository

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 Research Network (SSRN), after its purchase by Elsevier.  Included is a discussion of a set of principles Authors Alliance members expect when depositing articles in open access repositories like SSRN.

Plan ahead! One hour CopyTalk webinars occur on the first Thursday of every month at 11am Pacific/2 pm Eastern Time.  Free!

On November 3rd, our webinar will focus on a new report from Public Knowledge on the systemic bias at the U.S. Copyright Office. Don’t miss it!


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An archived copy of OITP’s recent webinar on article takedowns from the popular open access repository SSRN is now available.


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Carrie Russell

Carrie Russell is the director of the Program on Public Access to Information in the Washington Office. Her portfolio includes copyright, international copyright, accessibility, e-books, and other public policy issues. She has an MLIS from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and an MA in media arts from the University of Arizona.


  1. Margaret Driscoll Margaret Driscoll

    The link to the archive is not included in this posting … and this webcast is not yet listed. Are you so organized that you’re ahead of the game, Carrie! =)

  2. Carrie Russell Carrie Russell

    Whoops! I neglected to check the blog after posting… My bad. This one has the links!

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