The Scholarly Communication Dept. submitted comments to the US Department of Education today, on a proposal to require open licensing of grant-funded work. Our comments are available online at UMass-20151203-CommentsDeptEd-OpenLicensing . The proposal is “Open Licensing Requirement for Direct Grant Programs”, 80 FR 67672 (published Nov. 3, 2015).
STUDENTS SHARING CLASS MATERIALS – CAN INSTRUCTORS INTERVENE? Laura Quilter, J.D., M.L.S. Charlotte Roh, M.L.S. (Read in PDF) Quizlet – StudyBlue – OneClass – CourseHero In the last decade, numerous student note-sharing services have sprung up, enabling students to do efficiently, and online, what they have had previously done informally
The Authors Guild v. Google decision from the 2nd Circuit is out, strongly affirming fair use. PDF attached.
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July 23, 2015 The University Libraries at UMass Amherst filed a comment with the Copyright Office in its Notice of Inquiry on Visual Works. Focusing on Questions 4 and 5, we sought to illuminate the ways in which images are used in teaching. Click here to download the PDF file.
2d Circuit’s decision in ACLU v. Clapper is out — looks good. ACLU-v-Clapper-2dCir-20150507
Charlotte Roh and I are running a workshop today for ISSR (Institute for Social Science Research), on negotiating your author agreements. Author Negotiations Workshop, ISSR, April 17 – 107 Bartlett Hall, 1pm – 3pm “Negotiating Author Contracts and Agreements” with Laura Quilter, the Copyright and Information Policy Librarian at UMass
I’m just now getting to Adjmi v. DLT, the “Three’s Company” parody play case, but I’m liking it: “The law is agnostic b/w creators & infringers, favoring only creativity & the harvest of knowledge.” p.55-56 of the PDF.
My kid’s elementary school has an amazing arts program, and they routinely display kids’ artwork all over the school. I was admiring a new African-American history themed exhibition, and appreciating how fair use makes this possible — likely, without any consideration of copyright or fair use by the instructors or
Some resources for campus folks on the ongoing roll-out of US government agency open access policies: Crowd-sourced librarian spreadsheet at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1PYOhBh6bglh6BkQFlpvNLOwlpzvQyguWAG8AkQMtU0s/edit#gid=0 ARL’s review and links: http://www.arl.org/focus-areas/public-access-policies/federally-funded-research/2696-white-house-directive-on-public-access-to-federally-funded-research-and-data#.VQwHkEs1TQR Columbia University list of brief descriptions: http://scholcomm.columbia.edu/open-access/public-access-mandates-for-federally-funded-research/