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“If a Tree Falls in a Forest”

“If a Tree Falls in a Forest” | Digital rights | Scoop.it
If a paper is deposited in an institutional repository and nobody notices, can the associated work be seen to have any relevance?
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Victoria Quay Student Visits

Victoria Quay Student Visits | Digital rights | Scoop.it
Are you a student? What do you know about the Scottish Government Digital Directorate? Nothing?! We have just the trip for you.
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One Year on, the Private Copying Exception is now Dead

One Year on, the Private Copying Exception is now Dead | Digital rights | Scoop.it
Following the CJEU's decision in the Reprobel case (reported here and here), it is perhaps not surprising that the UK Intellectual Property Office has announced that it is to abandon the UK's private-copying exception which was introduced in...
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The CopyKat

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Minneapolis attorney Paul Hansmeier, who is most known to this blog for being associated with the Prenda Law 'trolling' saga, is facing suspension or disbarment.
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Idle Thoughts on “Data Literacy” in the Library…

Idle Thoughts on “Data Literacy” in the Library… | Digital rights | Scoop.it
In part for a possible OU Library workshop, in part trying to mull over possible ideas for an upcoming ILI2015 workshop with Brian Kelly, I’ve been pondering what sorts of “data literacy” skills are in-scope for a typical academic library.
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Order From Chaos? Copyright Exceptions One Year On

Emily Stannard, Head Librarian & Copyright Officer, Bradfield Collegeestannard@bradfieldcollege.org.uk
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No, the EU is not going to make hyperlinks illegal

No, the EU is not going to make hyperlinks illegal | Digital rights | Scoop.it
A treaty that allowed copyright owners to decide how and when their content was made available to the public has been interpreted too broadly by some.
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The CopyKat

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A US charity called the Association for Childhood Education International has filed a motion to intervene in the 'Happy Birthday' case as music publisher Warner/Chappell ponder their next move(s) after federal judge George H King ruled that...
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Storify and copyright; Wayback and big data bias

Storify and copyright; Wayback and big data bias | Digital rights | Scoop.it
A couple of items I just happened across:
1) Leetaru, K. (2015, November 16). How much of the internet does the wayback machine really archive? Forbes.
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Deploying HTTPS: The Green Lock and Beyond (Chrome Dev Summit 2015)

In this day and age, all sites should be using HTTPS to protect their users’ privacy and security. Fortunately, Chrome is here to help you deploy HTTPS corre...
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Wayback Machine gets funding to rebuild and add keyword searching

Wayback Machine gets funding to rebuild and add keyword searching | Digital rights | Scoop.it
The Wayback Machine (http://www.archive.org/), also known as the Internet Archive,  is always a popular site on my search workshops.
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Is True Copyright Reform a Practical Proposition?

Is True Copyright Reform a Practical Proposition? | Digital rights | Scoop.it
It is currently fashionable to talk about reform of copyright.
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Publisher copyright policies & self-archiving

Publisher copyright policies & self-archiving | Digital rights | Scoop.it
SHERPA/RoMEO database of publishers' policies on copyright and self-archiving
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Research Unbound: Finch, open access and social media

Research Unbound: Finch, open access and social media | Digital rights | Scoop.it
This is a summary of a presentation I gave at an Open University seminar on Social Media and Research in Ageing on 30 October 2015.
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Some recent copyright books

Some recent copyright books | Digital rights | Scoop.it
Here are a couple of recent copyright publications that may be of interest to readers of the 1709 Blog.
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Freedom of UK media to publish pictures of children curtailed after landmark ruling

Freedom of UK media to publish pictures of children curtailed after landmark ruling | Digital rights | Scoop.it
Media pictures of the children of celebrities are now clearly off limits – unless their parents consent to publication.
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The importance of blogging as digital storytelling.

The importance of blogging as digital storytelling. | Digital rights | Scoop.it
Last Wednesday night, like many others I participated in the #LTHE tweet chat on the intrinsic and extrinsic value of blogging facilitated and led by David Hopkins.  As ever it was a fast and furious hour of tweeting.
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The CopyKat - copying you in to this week's copytastic news

The CopyKat - copying you in to this week's copytastic news | Digital rights | Scoop.it
R&B artist Jesse Graham has launched a $42m lawsuit against Taylor Swift saying that her hit "Shake It Off"  took the distinctive lyrics of her chorus from his slow jam "Haters Gone Hate", which appears on his album Sexy Ladies.
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Media group rages against theatre’s use of Dylan Thomas photographs

Media group rages against theatre’s use of Dylan Thomas photographs | Digital rights | Scoop.it
A Dublin media company has been awarded €1,500 after suing a non-profit community theatre group in Scotland for unauthorised use of photographs of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas.
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Girl with the Light Blue Hair scoops award with educational copyright film

Girl with the Light Blue Hair scoops award with educational copyright film | Digital rights | Scoop.it
Last Thursday an animated film, The Adventure of the Girl with the Light Blue Hair, by Professor Ronan Deazley (right, Queen’s University Belfast) and CREATe researcher Bartolomeo Melettiwon the AHRC [don't try pronouncing this: it's the Arts &...
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Video games and IP: The intricate relationship between Interactivity and Creativity

Video games and IP: The intricate relationship between Interactivity and Creativity | Digital rights | Scoop.it
On the 2nd of December The City Law School are hosting a seminar with Dr Gaetano Dimita (Queen Mary University of London).
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US fears a Russian attack on undersea internet cables that could plunge world into chaos

US fears a Russian attack on undersea internet cables that could plunge world into chaos | Digital rights | Scoop.it
EPA/Pavel KonovovIt may sound far-fetched at first, but there’s a growing fear of the damage a newly aggressive Russia might inflict in a time of tension or conflict simply by damaging or cutting the undersea cables that carry almost all of the...
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Digital Scotland "Connecting the Unconnected" | LinkedIn

Digital Scotland "Connecting the Unconnected" | LinkedIn | Digital rights | Scoop.it
“Connecting the Unconnected by providing affordable Infrastructure for People “
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Music Tank tackles "Creators’ Rights In The Digital Landscape" on November 10th

Music Tank tackles "Creators’ Rights In The Digital Landscape" on November 10th | Digital rights | Scoop.it
The Next Music Tank panel debate is a topical one, titled Creators’ Rights In The Digital Landscape and it's on November 10th in London "in the first half of 2015, over 1 trillion songs, movies and TV series have been streamed online - more than...
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