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Digital Copyright Enforcement in Europe

Copyright infringement is borderless, but the responses remain territorial. This week, Italy’s new digital copyright regulations have come into force. Regulated by AGCOM, the...
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Uk Copyright Reforms Set to Become Law: Content-mining, Parody and Much More

The UK government has tables its final draft on the review of copyright. This is fantastic. It is set to reform scientific knowledge. It means...
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The Absurd Ebook Case: Apple Fights on As Consumers Spend Settlement Money at Amazon

Something is wrong when publishers — and likely Apple — are paying consumers to go shopping at Amazon. Here’s the latest from an ebook...
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Wiley-blackwell Open Access Licenses – Clarity Needed

Michelle Brooks: Every Wiley-Blackwell article I’ve looked at so far makes the statement, “Re-use of this article is permitted in accordance with the Creative Commons...
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Ala and Freedom to Read Foundation File Briefs in Two Lawsuits

  The first weeks of March were busy for litigation in the library world as the American Library Association (ALA) and its affiliate the...
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Bmj’s Unacceptable Use of Cc Licences: No Sun Beds!!

BMJ has immediately and grotesquely broken the terms of CC. However much we may wish to outlaw sun beds  or smoking, you CANNOT use...
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How is It Possible That Elsevier Are Still Charging for Copies of Open-access Articles?

Either this is deliberate fraud on Elsevier’s part — charging for the use of something that is free to use — or it’s a...
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As Newspaper Revenues Decline, Print Media Stocks Rise

The long-suffering print media industry continued its decline last year. Print circulations and advertising revenues are both down. Companies rooted in the printing press...
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Thomas Galante, Director of Queens Library, Faces Federal Probe for Suspicious Spending on Construction Pal

The FBI, federal prosecutors and the city are investigating Thomas Galante, who spent millions in taxpayer dollars on various library improvements. Since 2008, construction...
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Survey Results on the Impact of Digital Technologies on Uk Special Libraries

The rise of digital technologies and digital content has greatly impacted all libraries but their effect on special libraries has not been investigated to...