: Western & U of T sign deal


Greenman
Feb 18th, 2012, 10:10 PM
... :mad:

Macfury
Feb 18th, 2012, 10:15 PM
That almost looks like a spoof--demanding that people pay copyright money for hyperlinking a document!

Dr.G.
Feb 18th, 2012, 10:29 PM
That almost looks like a spoof--demanding that people pay copyright money for hyperlinking a document!

Sadly, it is true. Our faculty union is asking Memorial not to jump on this bandwagon.

Macfury
Feb 18th, 2012, 10:31 PM
Sadly, it is true. Our faculty union is asking Memorial not to jump on this bandwagon.

This is like charging a library money to have card catalogue that tells people where to get various books.

Dr.G.
Feb 18th, 2012, 10:35 PM
This is like charging a library money to have card catalogue that tells people where to get various books.

Good analogy, mon ami.

CubaMark
Feb 21st, 2012, 12:24 PM
This story has legs... what the heck were the administrators who signed this deal thinking?

Canadian universities sign bone-stupid copyright deal with collecting society: emailing a link is the same as making a photocopy, faculty email to be surveilled (http://boingboing.net/2012/02/20/canadian-universities-sign-bon.html)

“These two universities threw in the towel on the copyright battle prematurely,” said Turk. “We call on other post-secondary institutions not to follow Toronto’s and Western Ontario’s example of capitulating to Access Copyright. It‘s time to stand up for the right to fair and reasonable access to copyrighted works for educational purposes”.

(BoingBoing (http://boingboing.net/2012/02/20/canadian-universities-sign-bon.html))