Nearly 20 working days ago I FOI’ed 10 Russell group universities about their contracts and practices of content-mining and their relations with researchers and publishers. Over half have... Read More – ‘Interim summary of FOI requests to Universities on Content Mining – I award “degrees”’.
I ask Julian Huppert and David Willetts to push Hargreaves TDM through and reject click-through licences
I have sent the following letter to my MP: Dear Julian LEGISLATION on EXCEPTIONS TO COPYRIGHT and PUBLISHER CLICK-THROUGH LICENCES Please copy this letter to David Willetts. I know you have been... Read More – ‘I ask Julian Huppert and David Willetts to push Hargreaves TDM through and reject click-through licences’.
Lest you think this blog is solely concerned with bashing Elsevier, it tries to be impartial. Most of the time I get my targets from the puffing of publishers on Twiiter flaunting their “open... Read More – ‘BMJ’s unacceptable use of CC licences: No sun beds!!’.
photo credit: Enokson via photopin cc In a recent survey conducted by Commons Machinery of 2,897 individuals in the US, where approximately 200 of them identify as regular creators of presentations... Read More – ‘Who wants automatic attribution? It might be you!’.
Elsevier’s Director of Access and Policy (was “Universal Access”) has commented on my blog posts. Dear Peter: We appreciate your concerns about this matter, and I can assure you... Read More – ‘Elsevier admits it has been mis-selling Open Access and will be contacting mis-sold customers’.