12 juillet 2017

Elsevier Wins $15 Million in Damages

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. A federal judge has ordered various pirate sites that post online papers to which they do not hold copyright to pay Elsevier $15 million in damages, Nature reported. More...

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11 juillet 2017

Colombian Student Cleared in Copyright Case

HomeBy Carl Straumsheim. A court in Bogotá, Colombia, on Wednesday cleared a biologist of criminal charges for posting an academic paper online. More...

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17 mai 2017

Australian Copyright Scandal Points to the Need for Greater Oversight of Copyright Collectives

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Australian Copyright Scandal Points to the Need for Greater Oversight of Copyright Collectives
Michael Geist, 2017/04/28
As Michael Geist reports, "The Australian copyright community has been shocked by a scandal involving the Copyright Agency, a copyright collective that diverted millions of dollars intended for authors toward a lobbying and advocacy fund designed to fight against potential fair use reforms." More...

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09 mai 2017

Research Integrity - Guidelines on Authorship

University of CambridgeAuthorship provides credit for an individual’s contributions to a study and carries accountability. There are no universally accepted standards for assigning authorship. Principles, customs and practices differ significantly from one discipline to another.
Responsibility for decisions regarding the authorship of publications lies with those who carried out the work reported in the publication. Researchers should be aware of the authorship practices within their own disciplines and should always abide by any requirements stipulated by journals as part of their instructions to authors.
The University of Cambridge’s School of Clinical Medicine have published their own Code of Practice on Authorship, which members of that School should consult in addition to these guidelines. More...

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02 mai 2017

Copyright agency diverts funds meant for authors

Australia's government-mandated copyright collection agency has been diverting payments intended for journalists and authors to a AU$15 million (US$11 million) ‘future fund’ to fight changes to the law, writes Peter Martin for The Sydney Morning Herald. More...

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30 avril 2017

Copyright for Education Campaign up and running

Communia, an association advocating for policies that expand the public domain and increase access to and reuse of culture and knowledge, is campaigning for a copyright reform fit for education in the digital age.
Its online Copyright for Education Campaign will run until 14 May 2017 and is set in the context of the European Commission’s proposal for a copyright directive in the Digital Single Market. More...

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27 avril 2017

German Rectors' Conference and German Library Association emphatically welcome draft reform of copyright law

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "hrk.de"The reform of copyright law drafted by the Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection and currently under discussion is emphatically welcomed by the German Rectors' Conference (HRK) and the German Library Association e.V. (dbv). The research-friendly changes envisaged are an appropriate response to the increasing digitalisation of research, teaching and methods of lifelong learning, the resultant innovative usage possibilities and new technical conditions. More...

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14 avril 2017

Wikipédia par l’anecdote : le selfie du macaque

The ConversationEn 2016, l’affaire rebondit : l’organisation de défense des animaux PETA a attaqué en justice afin de revendiquer les droits des photos prises par le singe, en invoquant que l’association représente ses intérêts. Le tribunal de San Francisco l’a déboûtée, mais les procès concernant le « selfie du macaque » ne sont sûrement pas terminés. More...

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16 mars 2017

Copyright Confusion at Canadian University

HomeBy Carl Straumsheim. Concordia University in Montreal will buy five copies each of five books it mistakenly digitized and made available for free, The Globe and Mail reported. Read more...

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24 février 2017

EUA pushes for further change in EU Copyright Reform

EUA has updated its response to the European Commission’s proposal for a directive on copyright to further underline the importance of an EU copyright reform that truly supports the needs of research, innovation and education in the digital age at universities and beyond. More...

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