Weblog Archive (April 2003)

April 28, 2003

Next Weblog update on 5/5/03.

Borland, John. "Microsoft CD Copy Protection Advances" CNET News.com, 23 April 2003: Macrovision has licensed DRM technology from Microsoft that will allow record labels to produce copy-protected CDs with pre-ripped Windows Media Audio files.

________. "Judge: File-Swapping Tools Are Legal " CNET News.com, 25 April 2003: Judge Stephen Wilson has ruled that Streamcast and Grokster "are not significantly different from companies that sell home video recorders or copy machines, both of which can be and are used to infringe copyrights" and, consequently, they are not liable for copyright violations resulting from the use of their software.

________. "Verizon Gets 14 Days to ID File-Swapper" CNET News.com, 24 April 2003: Judge John Bates has ruled that Verizon must reveal the identify of a subscriber who allegedly engaged in illegal music file swapping. Verizon will appeal the ruling.

College & Research Libraries News 64, No. 4 (2003): Includes "The Bewildering New World of Scholarly Communication: Helping Faculty Understand the Issues" and other articles.

"Creative Commons Releases Hundreds of Titles Under Its Founders Copyright": Press release about numerous works being available under the Founders Copyright license from Creative Commons, which uses the same 14 year initial term with an option to renew for 14 years as the first US copyright law granted authors in 1790. See also: "Tech Books to Enter Public Domain."

eCulture 4, no. 2 (2003): DigiCult newsletter.

EDRI-gram: A "bi-weekly newsletter about digital civil rights in Europe" from European Digital Rights.

EP Topic News, 24 April 2003: Electronic publishing news from El.pub.

"E-Pubs to Become Part of UK Heritage?" The Register, 21 April 2003: Discusses the Legal Deposit Libraries Bill in the UK.

Foster, Andrea L. "At Blackboard's Request, Judge Prevents Students from Discussing Security of Debit-Card System." The Chronicle of Higher Education, 16 April 2003: Further coverage of the temporary restraining order that stopped a presentation by Billy Hoffman and Virgil Griffith. (See also the related articles in the April 21, 2003 Weblog.)

Free Online Scholarship (FOS): Peter Suber recommends FOS resources for the Infography.

Library Review 52, no. 2 (2003): Includes "Four 'E'pochs: The Story of Informatization" and other articles.

"National Libraries Join International DOI Foundation": Press release says that the British Library, Die Deutsche Bibliothek, and the Koninklijke Bibliotheek have joined the International DOI Foundation.

"Ohio": Message from Deborah K. Showalter-Johnson on Digital-Copyright about a model bill in Ohio that would "mean that a government agency would not be allowed to post its regulations or decision on its Web site if, for example, Lexis,WestLaw, or other companies offer that information for sale."

Reed, Fred. "Digital Piracy a Threat to Privacy." The Washington Times, 24 April 2003: Discusses the Verizon case and Super-DMCA bills.

The Serials Librarian 43, no. 3 (2003): Includes "Canadian National Site Licensing Project: Getting Ready for CNSLP at the University of Saskatchewan Library," "Collection Management Strategies in a Digital Environment," "Self-Published Electronic Journals: Not Quite the Wave of the Future," "Measurement and Assessment of Networked Resources and Services in Academic Libraries," "A Personal Mini-History of E-Serials Cataloging," and other articles.

ShelfLife, 24 April 2003: A weekly e-newsletter from RLG. Click on "Read Past Issues" to access the current issue.

State Super-DMCA Bills and Laws: Status report from Freedom to Tinker.

Thompson, Bill. "In Defence of Copyright Protection." BBC News, 25 April 2003: The author says: "If copyright is a good thing, and most of us seem to support giving authors the ability to sell their work and decide who gets to copy it, then protecting copyright should surely be a good thing too."

April 21, 2003

Next Weblog update on 4/28/03.

Academic Journal Policy Database: Database of journal publisher policies (e.g., policies related to electronic theses and dissertations) from the University of Cincinnati.

Aslib Proceedings 55, nos. 1/2 (2003): Includes "Digital Journals, Big Deals and Online Searching Behaviour: A Pilot Study," "(Mis)Understanding the Digital Media Revolution," and other articles.

Bollag, Burton. "New German Copyright Law Pleases Scholars and Angers Academic Publishers." The Chronicle of Higher Education, 14 April 2003: Germany's implementation of the European Union Copyright Directive provides copyright restriction exemptions to "privileged institutions."

Diop, Julie Claire. "Librarians Target Science Publishers." Newsday.com, 18 April 2003: With a 215 percent increase in the average cost of science, medicine, and technology journals between 1986 and 2001, Carol Mandel says: "It's like beating widows and orphans for money."

D-Lib Magazine 9, no. 4 (2003): Includes "The Fedora Project: An Open-Source Digital Object Repository Management System," "Preservation Metadata: Pragmatic First Steps at the National Library of New Zealand," "State of the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative, April 2003," and other articles.

"Early Experience with DSpace Installation": Amy Jo Hatfield discusses DSpace implementation issues in this SPARC-IR message.

"Italy Implements EU Copyright Directive: Consumer Rights Restricted with Little Debate": IP Justice press release about Italy's implementation of the European Union Copyright Directive.

Library Hi Tech 21, no. 1 (2003): Includes "Electronic Books: A Review and Evaluation," "Electronic Reserves: The Promise and Challenge to Increase Accessibility," "Electronic Theses and Dissertations as Prior Publications: What the Editors Say," "The Use and Usability of SFX: Context-Sensitive Reference Linking," "XML and E-Journals: The State of Play," and other articles.

Library Journal, 15 April 2003: Includes "Big Chill on the Big Deal?" and other articles.

Manjoo, Farhad. "The Copyright Cops Strike Again." Salon.com, 15 April 2003: Billy Hoffman and Virgil Griffith are stopped from giving a presentation about Blackboard Transaction System security issues. See also: "Court Blocks Security Conference Talk."

MeDra: Project aimed at "creating a multilingual European DOI Registration Agency (RA) providing a set of services for authors, publishers, distributors and users of digital content."

"Proposed New Version of METS Schema Released (March 17, 2003)": Press release about a draft of version 1.2 of the Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard XML schema.

RLG DigiNews 7, no. 2 (2003): Includes "CAMiLEON: Emulation and BBC Domesday," "Digitizing, Archiving, and Preserving Japanese Cultural Heritage," "The Paradigma Project," and other articles.

Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography (Version 48): This new SEPB version includes over 1,850 articles, books, and other printed and electronic sources that are useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing efforts on the Internet. The "Scholarly Electronic Publishing Resources" directory includes over 230 related Web sites.

ShelfLife, 17 April 2003: A weekly e-newsletter from RLG. Click on "Read Past Issues" to access the current issue.

State-Level "Super DMCA" Initiatives Archive: EFF resource directory about state-level copyright legislation.

Sullivan, Andy. "U.S. Sides with Record Labels in Internet Case." Washingtonpost.com, 18 April 2003: The Department of Justice says the Digital Millennium Copyright Act is constitutional in a filing that supports the RIAA's attempt to learn the identities of music file swappers.

April 14, 2003

Next Weblog update on 4/21/03.

AskDCMI: New question answering service from the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative.

Author Copyright Agreements for ALA Division Journals and Newsletters: ALA now has two copyright agreement options: (1) the assignment agreement, where copyright is assigned to ALA with the author retaining some specific rights, and (2) the license agreement, where the author retains copyright and grants specific rights to ALA.

Copyright Town Meeting—Meeting Report: Report from a recent NINCH meeting in New York about "Digital Publishing: the Rights Issues."

Dodd, Mike. "Publishers Protest Libraries Bill." PA Mediapoint, 7 April 2003: Publishers oppose a bill in the UK that "could force them to deposit electronic copies of books, newspapers, websites and digital messages."

ECS Research Self-Archiving Policy: Policy of the Electronics and Computer Science Department at the University of Southampton (Stevan Harnad is a member of this department).

EP Topic News, 9 April 2003: Electronic publishing news from El.pub.

"First Vendors Announce COUNTER Compliance": Press release on LIS-E-JOURNALS says that Blackwell Publishing, ISI, and Oxford University Press usage reports conform to Release 1 of the COUNTER Code of Practice.

Five-Year Information Format Trends: Report to the OCLC Members Council that "highlights trends and provides supporting data around the new and changing information formats such as print materials, electronic materials, databases, DVDs, eBooks, Web resources and more."

Guidelines for Implementing Dublin Core in XML: New Dublin Core Metadata Initiative recommendation.

Information Law Weblog: New Weblog by Paul Pedley, Head of Research, Economist Intelligence Unit, that covers copyright, data protection, freedom of information, and other information law topics.

"An Interview with Lawrence Lessig on Copyrights." The Library of Economics and Liberty: Russell Roberts interviews noted copyright expert Lawrence Lessig.

Journal of Digital Information 4, no. 2 (2003): Includes "Scholarly Associations and the Economic Viability of Open Access Publishing."

Kasdorf, William, ed. The Columbia Guide to Digital Publishing. New York: Columbia University Press, 2003: Comprehensive electronic publishing guide that is available in both print and electronic formats (see: the publisher's description of the book).

Lavoie, Brian F. The Incentives to Preserve Digital Materials: Roles, Scenarios, and Economic Decision-Making: OCLC white paper on the role of economic issues in digital preservation decisions.

McCullagh, Declan. "ACLU Loses Digital Copyright Battle." CNET News.com, 9 April 2003: U.S. District Judge Richard Sterns dismissed the ACLU's suit against N2H2, which produces filtering software. See also: "Federal Judge Throws Out Harvard Law Student's Challenge to Digital-Copyright Law."

Notes on the W3C XML Schemas for Qualified Dublin Core: Presents schema that "support the conventions for representing Dublin Core metadata in XML that are described in the DCMI recommendation, Guidelines for implementing DC in XML."

Open Access: Restoring Scientific Communication to Its Rightful Owners: European Science Foundation policy briefing based on two workshops.

"Publishers, Software Manufacturers and Public Interest Groups Support Standard": Press release about version 1.2 of the Open eBook Publication Structure.

SCONUL Newsletter, no. 27 (2002): Includes "Self-Archiving—The 'Right' Thing? An Introduction to the RoMEO Project," "Towards a Toolkit for Evaluating Electronic Information Services," and other articles.

ShelfLife, 10 April 2003: A weekly e-newsletter from RLG. Click on "Read Past Issues" to access the current issue.

April 7, 2003

Next Weblog update on 4/14/03.

The American Society for Cell Biology Newsletter 26 (February 2003): Special edition on publishing.

Borland, John. "100 Million Copyproof CDs Sold?" CNET News.com, 2 April 2003: Macrovision says that its copy protection technology is in wide use in non-US markets, especially in Europe and Japan.

________. "Copyproof CDs Moving to Market?" CNET News.com, 28 March 2003: Arista Records may use copy-protection technology from SunnComm Technologies.

Carlson, Scott. "Penn State Provost Warns Students That They Could Go to Prison for Illegal File Sharing." The Chronicle of Higher Education, 2 April 2003: Provost Rodney A. Erickson sends an e-mail warning to students.

________. "Recording Industry Sues 4 Students for Allegedly Trading Songs Within College Networks." The Chronicle of Higher Education, 4 April 2003: The RIAA has filed suit against four students at Michigan Technological University, Princeton University, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. See also: "Recording Industry Has Warning: File-Sharers Have to Face the Music" and "RIAA Sues Campus File-Swappers."

Cites & Insights: Crawford at Large 3 (Spring 2003): Walt Crawford continues his incisive commentary on current issues, new articles worth reading, and other topics. Highly recommended.

CNI-COPYRIGHT Mail List Archive: New URL for the archive.

Current Cites 14 (March 2003): Annotated references about information technology literature written by a team of librarians.

Digital Document Quarterly 2, no. 1 (2003): Electronic serial on digital preservation issues from H. M. Gladney.

"Draft IFLA Manifesto on Open Access": IFLA seeks comments on the "Manifesto on Open Access to Scholarly Literature and Research Documentation" draft posted on the SEPTEMBER98-FORUM.

EP Topic News, 3 April 2003: Electronic publishing news from El.pub.

Foster, Andrea L. "Library Groups Say Sweeping State Copyright Laws Could Stifle Teaching and Research." The Chronicle of Higher Education, 1 April 2003: The Association of Research Libraries, the American Association of Law Libraries, and the American Library Association react to proposed state copyright-protection laws based on a model bill drafted by the Motion Picture Association of America. See also: "DMCA Critics Decry State-Level Proposals."

Hitchcock, Steve. Core Metalist of Open Access Eprint Archives: Eprint directory.

Journal of Internet Cataloging 6, no. 1 (2003): Includes "Faith, Trust, and Cooperation: Sharing the Load of Creating Metadata for the Web"; "From Icelandic Manuscripts to Northwest History: Ingrid Mifflin on Cataloging and on Building a Newspaper Article Internet Database"; "The Impact of Consortial Guidelines on the Cataloging of Internet Resources"; "Metadata and Authority Control in the Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive"; and other articles.

Kim, Eun-Kyung. "50 Million Historical Documents Hit Web." Washingtonpost.com, 4 April 2003: Discusses the availability of National Archives records on the Web.

Learned Publishing 16, no 2 (2003): Includes "Archiving—The Full-Text Solution: An Innovative Way to Electronic Archiving," "Big Deal—Good Deal? Or Is There a Better Deal?," "BioOne: Building A Sustainable Alternative Publishing Model for Non-Profit Publishers," "Copyright and the Network," "Document Supply: The Evolving Needs of the Library," "E-Journals: Developing Country Access Survey," "A New Framework for Digital Publishing Decisions," "Phoenix Rising: New Models for the Research Monograph?," "Seizing the Moment: Scientists' Authorship Rights in the Digital Age," "Voluntary Deposit of Electronic Publications: A Learning Experience," and other articles.

Libri 53, no. 1 (2003): Includes "Bits, Bytes, and User Comfort—The Digital Library (DigiBib)," "The Consortium Site License: A Sustainable Model?," and other articles.

Media-S: Open source digital rights management software.

ShelfLife, 3 April 2003: A weekly e-newsletter from RLG. Click on "Read Past Issues" to access the current issue.

Sherwin, Adam. "Universities to Be Sued Over Music Downloads." Times Online, 28 March 2003: The British Phonographic Industry says it may sue the heads of universities over illegal music downloads.

Smith, Abby. New-Model Scholarship: How Will It Survive? Washington, DC: Council on Library and Information Resources, 2003: Examines issues related to preserving born-digital scholarly resources.

SPARC E-News ( February-March 2003): News about the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC).

Steele, Colin. "Phoenix Rising: New Models for the Research Monograph?": E-print of an article in Learned Publishing. From the abstract: "The combination of the digital networked environment and open-archive initiatives may, however, provide the opportunity, through institutional repositories, to rethink the role and nature of the distribution of research monographs in a university setting."

Syllabus (April 2003): Includes "Academic Digital Rights: A Walk on the Creative Commons," Where Did All the Books Go?," and other articles.

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