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We’re back! (and so is the GSU fair use e-reserves appeal…)

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 16:49:25 +0000

After a few months of quiet, I’m happy to say that the Copyright & Scholarly Communication team at Duke is bringing this blog back to life. Since Kevin Smith left to become Dean of Libraries at the University of Kansas, I have stepped in to take over his old post as Director of the Office of … Continue reading We’re back! (and so is the GSU fair use e-reserves appeal…)

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Here we go again: latest GSU ruling an odd victory for libraries

Fri, 01 Apr 2016 14:17:55 +0000

My first thought when I read the new ruling in the Georgia State copyright lawsuit brought by publishers over e-reserves was of one of those informal rules that all law students learn — don’t tick off your judge.  From the first days of the original trial, the arrogant antics of the attorneys representing the publisher plaintiffs — … Continue reading Here we go again: latest GSU ruling an odd victory for libraries

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Moving into the open

Tue, 22 Mar 2016 15:20:16 +0000

Since it was announced that I will move shortly to the University of Kansas, several people have asked me if I intend to continue blogging, and have kindly encouraged me to do so.  This blog, of course, will remain one of the communication outlets for the Scholarly Communications program at Duke, and my Duke colleagues … Continue reading Moving into the open

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Some radical thoughts about Sci-Hub

Thu, 03 Mar 2016 11:48:17 +0000

Radical, as I like to remind folks, means to get to the root of an issue (same derivation as radish).  So when I say I am offering some radical thoughts about Sci-Hub and the controversy it has generated, I mean that I hope to use the discussion to ask some very basic, “at the roots,” … Continue reading Some radical thoughts about Sci-Hub

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Prognosticating about the new LoC

Mon, 29 Feb 2016 16:55:43 +0000

It is safe to say that President Obama’s  nomination of Dr. Carla Hayden to be the next Librarian of Congress drew rave reviews from the library community.  Most Librarians of Congress have been researchers and academics rather than professional librarians.   That tradition has worked well over the years, but times are changing quickly for … Continue reading Prognosticating about the new LoC

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Backing into the public domain

Wed, 17 Feb 2016 19:04:13 +0000

The last time I wrote about the lawsuit and subsequent ruling over the copyright status of “Happy Birthday To You,” I was trying to clarify that, in spite of media reports, the court had not declared “Happy Birthday” to be in the public domain; it merely said that Warner Chappell music was not able to … Continue reading Backing into the public domain

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Steal this book?

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 15:14:09 +0000

Last week I was researching a copyright and fair use issue for a faculty member, and needed to see a copy of a book held by Duke’s Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library.  As I explained the issue and what material I wanted to use to the Rubenstein staff, a researcher sitting nearby listened intently. … Continue reading Steal this book?

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Should you #DeleteAcademiaEdu?

Fri, 29 Jan 2016 21:08:05 +0000

[ Note: Many readers of this blog have probably heard by now that Kevin Smith, who has been the primary author here, will soon be leaving Duke to be the Dean of Libraries at the University of Kansas. We do intend to keep the blog going, and to continue to address the same issues you’ve … Continue reading Should you #DeleteAcademiaEdu?

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Copyright MOOCs, new and refreshed

Wed, 06 Jan 2016 23:51:22 +0000

When my colleagues Anne Gilliland and Lisa Macklin and I released our first Coursera MOOC about copyright, called Copyright for Educators and Librarians, we were very pleased with the reaction.  Although our enrollment for that first MOOC was, at just over 10,000 participants, rather low by MOOC standards, we had a higher than normal percentage … Continue reading Copyright MOOCs, new and refreshed

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Rebels in the Campus Bookstore

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 15:15:46 +0000

A guest post by Will Cross, Director of Copyright and Digital Scholarship at North Carolina State University As the semester winds down most normal people are sweating through final projects, scheduling visits with family and friends, or looking forward to a well-deserved holiday break by the fire (or at least the warming glow of the … Continue reading Rebels in the Campus Bookstore

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