Category Archives: IP

Intellectual property

When copyright goons attack

ASCAP and NAMP go after Creative Commons, EFF, and Public Knowledge. Good responses from Mike Masnick and Gigi Sohn. Continue reading

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Open source on campus

Open source software on campus: how faculty can encourage IT staff to install and support. Answering questions from Clancy Ratliff. Continue reading

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YouTube: not so fast, cbdilger!

I revisit YouTube’s partnership program and discover it’s not as IP-progressive as I’d hoped. Continue reading

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YouTube: make money fast, cbdilger!

YouTube asks me to sign up for its “partnership” program: fair use? Monetizing? Hrm…. Continue reading

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Thank you, Peter

Peter Suber is reducing his work with Open Access News to focus on his new position. Continue reading

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Appeal denied in Turnitin case

Not much on the web about this: Fourth Circuit’s Turnitin.com Ruling Brings More Trouble for Plaintiffs. The fourth circuit’s opinion is fairly short, but given that I haven’t read the original decision, I can’t make heads or tails of it. … Continue reading

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Google Books settlement

Objections to the Google Books settlement start to come in, and a good piece on the proposed agreement by Pamela Samuelson Continue reading

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Fair use best practices

The Center for Social Media releases best practices for fair use in media literacy education: a strong document with few problems. Continue reading

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Fair if you are Elsevier’s wallet

Proposed HR6845, “Fair Copyright in Research Works Act”, ain’t. Call Washington! Continue reading

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WebCT safeassign

Starting to think about WebCT accessibility, or lack thereof, I discovered its “safeassign” plagiarism detection has come to WIU. Continue reading

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