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ARL Releases Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries | wcl.american.edu/pijip - 2012-01-26 - offene Ablage: nothing to hide

ARL Releases Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries | wcl.american.edu/pijip - 2012-01-26 - offene Ablage: nothing to hide | oAnth-miscellaneous | Scoop.it

original URL - http://www.wcl.american.edu/pijip/go/blog-post/arl-releases-code-of-best-practices-in-fair-use-for-academic-and-research-libraries

 

 

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ARL Releases Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) announces the release of the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries, a clear and easy-to-use statement of fair and reasonable approaches to fair use developed by and for librarians who support academic inquiry and higher education. The Code was developed in partnership with the Center for Social Media and the Washington College of Law at American University. Winston Tabb, Johns Hopkins University Dean of University Libraries and Museums and President of ARL, said, “This document is a testament to the collective wisdom of academic and research librarians, who have asserted careful and considered approaches to some very difficult situations that we all face every day.”

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Compilation on SOPA, PIPA & ACTA | latest actualization 2012-06-26 offene Ablage: nothing to hide

Compilation on SOPA, PIPA & ACTA |  latest actualization 2012-06-26 offene Ablage: nothing to hide | oAnth-miscellaneous | Scoop.it

On SOPA, PIPA, ACTA & Twitter censorship

 

Articles, links, videos, audios and statements in EN, DE & FR

 

by Anonymous - netzpolitik.org - radar.oreilly.com - globalvoicesonline.org - - laquadrature.net - et al.

 

also available via RSS-feed: http://02mydafsoup-01.soup.io/rss/tag/compil_SopaPipa

 

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Important dates for ACTA in the European Parliament:
- 29 February/1 March: Discussion in international trade committee,
- April or May: Vote in international trade committee,
- 12, 13 or 14 June: Final vote in plenary (most important vote).

 

(Please note, all dates may be changed)

 

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- ACTA: Note from Marietje Schaake, Member of the European Parliament : politics at URL http://www.reddit.com/r/politics/comments/ow1v5/acta_note_from_marietje_schaake_member_of_the/

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Academic publishers have become the enemies of science | Dr Mike Taylor - Science - guardian.co.uk 2012-01-16 | offene Ablage: nothing to hide

Academic publishers have become the enemies of science | Dr Mike Taylor - Science - guardian.co.uk 2012-01-16 | offene Ablage: nothing to hide | oAnth-miscellaneous | Scoop.it

original URL -- http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/jan/16/academic-publishers-enemies-science/print

 

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This is the moment academic publishers gave up all pretence of being on the side of scientists. Their rhetoric has traditionally been of partnering with scientists, but the truth is that for some time now scientific publishers have been anti-science and anti-publication. The Research Works Act, introduced in the US Congress on 16 December, amounts to a declaration of war by the publishers.

 

The USA's main funding agency for health-related research is the National Institutes of Health, with a $30bn annual budget. The NIH has a public access policy that says taxpayer-funded research must be freely accessible online. This means that members of the public, having paid once to have the research done, don't have to pay for it again when they read it – a wholly reasonable policy, and one with enormous humanitarian implications because it means the results of medical research are made freely available around the world.

 

A similar policy is now being adopted in the UK. On page 76 of the policy document Innovation and Research Strategy for Growth the government states that it is "committed to ensuring that publicly funded research should be accessible free of charge". All of this is great for the progress of science, which has always been based on the free flow of ideas, the sharing of data, and standing on the shoulders of giants.

 

But what's good for science isn't necessarily good for science publishers, whose interests have drifted far out of alignment with ours. Under the old model, publishers become the owners of the papers they publish, holding the copyright and selling copies around the world – a useful service in pre-internet days. But now that it's a trivial undertaking to make a paper globally available, there is no reason why scientists need yield copyright to publishers.

 

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