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Will copyright be extended 20 more years? An old debate returns

Will copyright be extended 20 more years? An old debate returns | The daily digest | Scoop.it
In 1998, Congress agreed to grant another 20 years of copyright protection to every film, book and song in the land.
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Mary Ann Liebert and The Charlesworth Group Launch Customized Web Platform for Chinese Readership

Mary Ann Liebert and The Charlesworth Group Launch Customized Web Platform for Chinese Readership | The daily digest | Scoop.it
Press release Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. and The Charlesworth Group Launch Customized Web Platform for Chinese Readership - Mary Ann Liebert, Inc Publisher of authoritative peer-reviewed journals in the most promising areas of biotechnology,...
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Physiotherapists in UK can now independently prescribe medication to their patients in world first

Physiotherapists in the UK will become the first in the world to be able to independently prescribe medication to their patients, the Department of Health has announced.
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Have we literally broken the English language?

Have we literally broken the English language? | The daily digest | Scoop.it
Martha Gill: Well, no, but the redefinition of 'literally' leaves it in a rather awkward state. Perhaps it's a word best avoided for the moment
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Data repositories are expanding their role to ensure quality of reproducible research.

Data repositories are expanding their role to ensure quality of reproducible research. | The daily digest | Scoop.it
A well-curated data repository is more than a place to put data. Drawing from the experience of the ISPS Data Archive, Limor Peer shows the research community has much to gain from a repository tha...
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Making it less of a trial to find important medical evidence: Faculty of 1000 launch F1000Trials

Making it less of a trial to find important medical evidence: Faculty of 1000 launch F1000Trials | The daily digest | Scoop.it
Faculty of 1000 has launched a new product, F1000Trials (http://f1000.com/trials), an effective way to be alerted to new clinical trial-related articles specifically
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Article-Level Metrics: An Ill-Conceived and Meretricious Idea

Article-Level Metrics: An Ill-Conceived and Meretricious Idea | The daily digest | Scoop.it
Except twelve of the tweets were bought and paid for.
Many are excited about innovative measures that purport to quantify scholarly impact at a more granular level.
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Sharing science is a crime

Sharing science is a crime | The daily digest | Scoop.it
The more one shares, the more one undermines a future patent application and a system that encourages privatisation.
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Chegg Files to Raise as Much as $150 Million in IPO

Chegg Files to Raise as Much as $150 Million in IPO | The daily digest | Scoop.it
Chegg Inc., a provider of textbooks for rent and digital services for college students, filed to raise as much as $150 million in an initial public offering.
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Bioscience publishing in the GigaScience world

Bioscience publishing in the GigaScience world | The daily digest | Scoop.it
Big Data Publishing (credit Jenny Cham, CC-BY) As mentioned in our previous posting, on top of the many great talks and sessions we attended at ISMB in Berlin last month, we were kept even busy helping to organize and present in a special...
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Millions Qualify for E-book Refunds

Millions Qualify for E-book Refunds | The daily digest | Scoop.it
Rust Consulting executives have said that the cooperation of e-book retailers will translate into an “unprecedented” rate of success in reaching consumers.
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How Google Could Really Help To Reward Original Image Authors Online

How Google Could Really Help To Reward Original Image Authors Online | The daily digest | Scoop.it
The battle for fair use is unfair to anyone who plays by the old rules and tries to share with the artists because human creatives can’t compete with the automated services that aren’t sharing with the artists.

Via Robin Good, Roy Brown
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Asil's curator insight, August 18, 2013 3:43 PM

I love the idea of fair-use algorithms, programmed to respect the meta-data tags of uploaded content. 

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Free 1 year premium subscriptions to Epocrates Essentials for medical students

Free 1 year premium subscriptions to Epocrates Essentials for medical students | The daily digest | Scoop.it
Epocrates is again giving away its popular Epocrates Essentials App for free to qualified medical students and represents a $159 value.
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A New Kind of Peer Review?

A New Kind of Peer Review? | The daily digest | Scoop.it
Writing in the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, a Dr Yvo Smulders of the Netherlands makes a proposal: A two-step manuscript submission process can reduce
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Google results will now show 3 in-depth articles

Google results will now show 3 in-depth articles | The daily digest | Scoop.it
Google is unveiling a new feature that will display three in-depth articles — the tool is intended to surface authoritative pieces on subjects like pollutions or celebrity profiles.
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Op-ed: Cuts in research funding undermine medical innovation

Op-ed: Cuts in research funding undermine medical innovation | The daily digest | Scoop.it
A former US Congressman says US policies are jeopardizing the nation's health and 'research ecosystem'
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Feds say Apple must give access to Amazon and Barnes & Noble e-bookstores

Feds say Apple must give access to Amazon and Barnes & Noble e-bookstores | The daily digest | Scoop.it
The Justice Department has set out proposals of what Apple should do to fix the harm from its efforts to fix prices in ebook market. The proposals are likely to be very unpopular with Apple.
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