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Do you think you ought to 'own' your digital content the same way you own material content? Take ebooks from Amazon stored in the Kindle. Recently, Amazon snuck into users Kindle and removed a book with questionable copyright (the book is 1984, feel free to laugh with irony). Pogue writes: "As one…
Since I work at York University, I'm going to refrain from commenting on this lawsuit. However, as is my practice I'll be creating and maintaining a list of relevant articles and resources here to help me stay current on the matter. I am not attempting to create a comprehensive list. General…
This was to be expected. Remember how Elsevier and American Chemical Society hired Eric Dezenhall? (click here for more) Well apparently under Dezenhall's direction these guys have formed Partnership for Research Integrity in Science & Medicine or PRISM, a lobby group against open access. As I…
Why DRM is a Toothless Boogeyman, Ebooks are like Video Games, and Amazon is the Winner Shaking Up the Lecture Geist: The most expensive copyright insurance policy in Canadian history Open Letter Regarding the Agreement Reached Between Access Copyright and the AUCC The Library of Utopia (Google…