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"Free Speech Unmoored in Copyright's Safe Harbor: Chilling Effects of the DMCA on the First Amendment"Posted in Copyright, Digital Copyright Wars on April 1st, 2010
Wendy Seltzer has self-archived "Free Speech Unmoored in Copyright's Safe Harbor: Chilling Effects of the DMCA on the First Amendment" in SSRN.
Here's an excerpt:
Each week, more blog posts are redacted, more videos deleted, and more web pages removed from Internet search results based on private claims of copyright infringement. Under the safe harbors of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), Internet service providers are encouraged to respond to copyright complaints with content takedowns, assuring their immunity from liability while diminishing the rights of their subscribers and users. Paradoxically, the law's shield for service providers becomes a sword against the public who depend upon these providers as platforms for speech. . . .
Part I surveys the legal, economic, and architectural sources of the DMCA's chilling effects on speech. Part II then examines the First Amendment doctrines that should guide lawmaking, with critique of copyright's place in speech law. Part III reviews the history and mechanics of the DMCA and provides examples of chilled speech and a few instances of limited warming. Finally, Part IV engages current policy debates and proposes reform to protect online speech better.
University of British Columbia Library is recruiting a Librarian, Digital Projects (two-year term).
Here's an excerpt from the ad:
We are seeking a two-year term professional librarian to provide operational oversight for Library digitization projects. This new position will support The UBC Library Strategic Plan 2010–2015 which has identified that a key strategic goal is the implementation of a comprehensive digitization program to provide unlimited online access to materials of research and teaching value. The Librarian, Digital Projects will assist with the development and management of the Library's locally created digital collections. In consultation with other members of the Library, this position will be responsible for planning digitization projects by coordinating and managing contracts, staff, services and projects as required. Additionally, we are seeking a candidate who is flexible and willing to assume a variety of assignments and priorities as the responsibilities and duties evolve in the two year term. This position will report to the Director, Library Digital Initiatives.
Columbia University's Scholarly Communication Program has released a digital video of its Who Pays for Open Access? meeting, which had the following panelists; Mike Rossner, Executive Director of the Rockefeller University Press; Ivy Anderson, Director of Collection Development and Management at the California Digital Library; and Bettina Goerner, Manager, Open Access for Springer.
Here's an excerpt from the announcement:
Is publishing an open-access journal good business? And for whom? Many in the academic community agree that the goal of open access—increasing the availability and usability of the results of research and scholarship—is laudable. Yet there is great uncertainty about the financial viability of open-access journals. Will authors have to pay publication fees out of their own pockets? Can universities afford to support open-access journals? Can respected journals convert to open access and survive? The panelists will consider which models hold the most promise for sustainable open-access publishing.
The Princeton University Library is recruiting a Digital Library Collections Interface Developer.
Here's an excerpt from the ad:
Princeton University Library seeks an Interface Developer to join its Library Digital Initiatives group as we design and build a new, state-of-the-art digital library system. This system is being developed in a native XML database environment and will serve a broad range of library users. The person in this position, in consultation with colleagues and users, will help build the search and discovery component, incorporate and extend the image viewing functionality, and add library specific functions for viewing books, manuscripts, and images. This position will also be assigned other digital library and library web services projects as the need arises.
Sarah Cooney-Mcquat, Stefan Busch and Deborah Kahn have published "Open Access Publishing: A Viable Solution for Society Publishers" in the latest issue of Learned Publishing. The paper is open access.
Here's an excerpt:
The open access (OA) business model has established itself as a viable alternative to traditional subscription-based publishing and is an option that societies should now realistically consider for their journals. This paper outlines how the OA model can work for societies, and presents a number of case studies that demonstrate how it is already working in practice.
portal: Libraries and the Academy will make copy-edited e-prints of articles in forthcoming issues available.
Here's an excerpt from the press release:
The Johns Hopkins University Press and portal: Libraries and the Academy have announced an agreement that will provide increased access to research about the role of academic libraries and librarianship.
Beginning with the April 2010 issue, copy-edited versions of all accepted articles will be available in an open-access web environment. Six articles for the upcoming issue have already been posted online. The final, published version of the journal will still appear in Project MUSE®, a subscription-based online database of scholarly journals based at the JHU Press.
"As we move into our next decade, we want to advance past the traditional ways of presenting information and take advantage of new forms of scholarly communication," says Sarah Pritchard, the Charles Deering McCormick University Librarian at Northwestern University and editor of portal, currently in its 10th year of publication. "We appreciate the support of the Johns Hopkins University Press, which has been a good partner and good publishing venue for the journal."
The agreement, which will be re-evaluated after 18 months, allows for manuscripts to appear online after the copy-editing process is complete, but prior to the publication of the print version of the journal. The files will have a watermark to identifying its status in the publishing process.
The Gleeson Library at the University of San Francisco is recruiting a Digital Collections Librarian.
Here's an excerpt from the ad (position number: V99992):
Work with faculty and librarians to identify print materials for transfer to digital media.
Essential Job Responsibilities Catalogue, digitize, and assign metadata. Work with other producers of digital media to create institutional repository.