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Copyright Alliance Issues Statement Supporting Research Works Act

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Surprised? Not at all. Copyright Alliance, a group that has many of the largest content providers and associations as members. Membership includes Elsevier, AAP, CBS, Disney, and the Newspaper Association of America. In addition, organizations like NASCAR, NBA, and the NCAA are members. Copyright Alliance has issued a statement in support of the Research Works […]

“Rep. Smith Pulls DNS Provision From SOPA, Rep Issa Postpones Hearing, White House Responds to E-Petition”

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A bunch of important news from Alex Howard at GovFresh: …Rep. Lamar Smith said he will remove the domain name provision from the Stop Online Piracy Act. Rep. Darrell Issa says he’ll suspend next week’s hearing with Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian & other Internet experts. Howard’s report also provides a roundup of comments about today’s […]

National Library of Medicine Announces Latest Release of Its “History of Medicine Finding Aids Consortium”

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From NLM: The History of Medicine Division of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce the latest release of its History of Medicine Finding Aids Consortium (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/consortium/index.html), a search-and-discovery tool for archival resources in the health sciences that are described by finding aids and held by various institutions throughout the United States. […]

FT: “Wikipedia in Clash Over Editing Rights”

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From the Financial Times: Jimmy Wales, Wikipedia co-founder, was on Friday invited to address around 50 employees at the Chime Communications-owned public relations agency by its co-founder, Lord Bell, after December’s sting by The Independent newspaper and the Bureau of Investigative Journalism recorded executives boasting of online manipulation and other “dark arts”. [Clip] “Our policy […]

New Journal: Springer Launches Interdisciplinary Open Access Journal SpringerPlus

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From Springer: Springer’s new open access journal SpringerPlus is a further addition to the publishing company’s SpringerOpen portfolio, underlining its flexible publication strategy. It is the publisher’s first open access journal with a broad interdisciplinary approach covering the entire scientific spectrum. Papers from emerging areas of research are welcome. [Clip] SpringerPlus will feature interdisciplinary manuscripts […]