16 février 2017

The time to act is now!

Today, representatives of the public research sector in Europe (LERU, CESAER, EUA, LIBER and Science Europe) call with a united voice on European legislators to remove the barriers to research and innovation that exist in the current proposal for copyright. EU policymakers should take the lead in developing legislative frameworks that allow fair dissemination, access to, sharing and use of available knowledge. More...

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EU copyright reform and TDM : potentially good for research but certainly not (yet) for innovation !

Today, the European Commission has presented its legislative proposal to update the EU framework on copyright. LERU is very pleased to see that the EC has finally included the much needed mandatory exception for Text and Data Mining in the proposed Directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market. This exception will allow Europe to further develop its research potential so as to remain competitive in the global landscape. More...

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What kind of world is STM living in?

14 September saw the International Association of STM publishers (STM) issue a response to the EC’s proposed Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market, which flies in the face of LERU’s views contained in its own Press Release. Amongst other things, STM is calling for the extension of ancillary copyright to cover academic publishing, implying that they will take legal action if this does not happen. The omission of scientific publishers from the scope of the Directive is labelled ‘disappointing, unwarranted and potentially discriminatory’. More...

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30 janvier 2017

EU Copyright Reform: EUA and leading research groups push for more change

In a statement released on 10 January 2017, EUA together with CESAER, LERU, LIBER and Science Europe — which together represent hundreds of universities, libraries, funders and research performing organisations — say amendments in five main areas are critical if Europe wants to be at the forefront of a prosperous and growing digital society, the vision set out by the European Commission in its strategy for a Digital Single Market. More...

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14 décembre 2016

Access Copyright projecting 55 per cent drop in 2017 royalties

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "quillandquire.com"By . Access Copyright is warning creators and publishers to brace for a significant decrease in their royalty payments next year.
The non-profit organization, which collects revenues on behalf of Canadian copyright holders, estimates the amount it pays to creators to drop to $5 million in 2017, from $11 million this year – a 55 per cent decrease that is being directly attributed to a reduction in revenue from the educational sector. Read more...

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29 novembre 2016

University of Manitoba students receive 'extortion' letters over illegal downloads

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. University of Manitoba students receive 'extortion' letters over illegal downloads
CBC News, 2016/09/13

Students at the the University of Manitoba are being sent letters that demand payment and threaten huge sanctions over alleged copyright violations. More...

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27 novembre 2016

EUA responds to EC proposal for Copyright Directive in the Digital Single Market

EUA welcomes the European Commission’s (EC) recent proposal for a Directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market, yet stresses the need for further clarification and dialogue to make European copyright efficient, future-proof and innovation-friendly. More...

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04 novembre 2016

Copyright back in the spotlight with several impending decisions

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Anqi Shen. A lawsuit and federal review of Canada’s copyright act could have wide implications for universities. More...

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23 août 2016

Amazon Inspire Removes Some Content Over Copyright Issues

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Amazon Inspire Removes Some Content Over Copyright Issues
Natasha Singer, New York Times, 2016/07/06

I wonder how much of this is genuine concern and how much of it is a campaign of fear, uncertainty and doubt. True, some materials were genuine infringements and removed from Amazon's OER site. More...

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12 mai 2016

All Rights Reserved

HomeBy Carl Straumsheim. Decision to grant a publisher the right to print the writings of Aaron Swartz -- viewed by some as a martyr of the open-access movement -- sets off a debate about copyright. Read more...

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