IP authentication is the most important mechanism for authorizing access to licensed e-resources resources. Substantial business and policy issues for libraries and publishers alike connect up to IP authentication. Today, there is substantial interest in eliminating IP authentication, so it is timely to examine the implications if we were soon to see its end.
With the appellate court’s rejection of the district court’s decision in the Georgia State University fair-use case, we have yet another twist in this six-year-long saga of copyright litigation. It’s clearly a setback for GSU–but what about for fair use?
Richard Huffine, former Director of Libraries for the US Geological Survey (USGS) and current Senior Director, U.S. Federal Government Market, at ProQuest speaks about public access policies.
A somewhat strange anonymous letter raises questions, both intentional and unintentional, about the Copyright Clearance Center.
What is the role of the Copyright Clearance Center in a digital age?
Roy Kaufman discusses new ventures at CCC, the impact of OA on licensing and ways to enable text and data mining.
SIPX aims to simplify digital rights management for end users – faculty and students – while at the same time making life easier for the publishers and purchasers of the content
Like rock and roll, Open Access is here to stay but, as with rock and roll, it doesn’t always live up to its own hype.
What once appeared to be a lopsided ruling has, in its final form, turned into something much more definitive.
The GSU case serves as a strong rebuke for publishers over fair use and copyright claims, while recognizing that some boundaries remain.