Copyright

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If a Monkey Takes a Photograph, Who Has The Copyright?

Monkey Copyright… of all the juxtapositions of words; I never thought I’d be entering that particular two word combination into Google. This particular search combo was prompted by (what else) a selection of updates in my twitter feed about a monkey that took a selfie and a takedown notice for the photo in question. Over here it’s … Continue reading

Author vs. Author: The Authors Guild and the Authors Alliance Set to Duke It Out?

The emergence of the Authors Alliance is causing consternation among some members of the traditional publishing community, most notably the Authors Guild, which has already issued a sharply-worded critique. But what is the Alliance actually going to do? They’re not really saying. Continue reading

Does Creative Commons Make Sense?

Axiomatically more complicated than copyright, built to provide no legal cover, and possibly put in place by the technocrats in Silicon Valley, does Creative Commons make sense for the creative class? Continue reading

CC-BY, Copyright, and Stolen Advocacy

Even with the protections of traditional copyright, an author may lose control of his original work and see it misappropriated and used for hateful ends. So is it any wonder that many authors have concerns about being required to publish under CC-BY? Continue reading

Open Access Mandates and Open Access “Mandates”

When does it make sense to call an Open Access policy a “mandate” — and when does it constitute unhelpful exaggeration? Continue reading

Crowdsourcing Copyright Law in Europe

The European Union sets up a public consultation on copyright policies. Continue reading

Copyright in a Digital Era: The Rise and Rise of CCC

What is the role of the Copyright Clearance Center in a digital age? Continue reading

Can You Copyright the Act of Curation? And What Constitutes Curation Anyway?

A music label sues a streaming service claiming copyright over playlists of certain tracks in a certain order. Is this level of curation really deserving of copyright protection? Continue reading

An Interview with Roy Kaufman, Copyright Clearance Center

Roy Kaufman discusses new ventures at CCC, the impact of OA on licensing and ways to enable text and data mining. Continue reading

Is Access to the Research Paper the Same Thing as Access to the Research “Results”?

Is access to the research paper really the same thing as access to the research results themselves? Are funding agencies creating a false equivalency by confusing the two? And does this confusion favor researchers in some fields over others? Continue reading

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