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Open Access And The Art Of Contract Hacking

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Open Access continues to gain momentum, as more and more researchers seek to make their work freely available online. One way of doing that is by modifying the contract that academic publishers routinely send to potential authors, inserting a clause that allows digital copies to be distributed. That's been working...
Open Access And The Art Of Contract Hacking

Re-inventing Academic Publishing: 'Diamond' Open Access Titles That Are Free To Read And Free To Publish

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As Techdirt has been reporting, the idea of providing open access to publicly-funded research is steadily gaining ground. One of the key moments occurred almost exactly a year ago, when the British mathematician Tim Gowers announced that he would no longer have anything to do with the major academic publisher...
Re-inventing Academic Publishing: 'Diamond' Open Access Titles That Are Free To Read And Free To Publish

Will social media influence Senegal’s presidential election?

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Senegal is one of East Africa’s leaders in telecom infrastructure. But, with an Internet penetration rate of barely 16%, you have to wonder if online information resources and social media can make a difference in February 26th’s presidential election. Senegal’s penetration rate for fixed phones is less than 3%. For...
Will social media influence Senegal’s presidential election?

Forget Patents: Why Open Source Licensing Concepts May Lead To Biotech Innovation

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One of the main forces driving the move to open access is the idea that if the public has already paid for research through taxation or philanthropy, then it's not reasonable to ask people to pay again in order to read the papers that are published as a result. The...
Forget Patents: Why Open Source Licensing Concepts May Lead To Biotech Innovation

Science research may be freed from journals’ ‘unhealthy’ paywalls

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The UK government has told academic journal publishers it will make freely available online the publicly-funded research they currently charge for, labelling “paywalls” “deeply unhealthy”. The news will prove unpopular with academic publishers, which license and peer-review researchers’ work and charge libraries to make it available. “As taxpayers put their...
Science research may be freed from journals’ ‘unhealthy’ paywalls
HP releasing some webOS 3.0.5 components as 'Community Edition'

Here's the correct link for the @pomeranian99 pointer to the publisher charging authors $3000 for open access: http://bit.ly/90C39p (pdf)

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Here's the correct link for the @pomeranian99 pointer to the publisher charging authors $3000 for open access: http://bit.ly/90C39p (pdf)

The US Can Legally Spy On The Any Foreign Data Stored In American 'Clouds'

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Personal information uploaded by British computer users to cloud services such as Apple's iCloud and Google's Drive can be spied upon by US intelligence without the need to apply for a warrant, it has emerged. All documents and photographs stored on computer systems based in the US can be accessed...
The US Can Legally Spy On The Any Foreign Data Stored In American 'Clouds'

Why American Newspapers Gave Away the Future

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Maybe the extinction of newspapers was inevitable once digital publishing moved from proprietary services (which provided access to their own limited content, such as CompuServe, Prodigy, and AOL) and the slow speeds of dial-up delivery to the open access of the worldwide web and the possibilities of much faster broadband...
Why American Newspapers Gave Away the Future

Sorting Out the Sharing License Shambles

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At the heart of the various movements based around sharing -- free software, open content, open access etc. -- lie specially drawn-up licenses that grant permissions beyond the minimal ones of copyright. This approach has worked well -- too well, in fact, since it has led to a proliferation of...
Sorting Out the Sharing License Shambles
FCC will allow encryption of basic cable, offers measures to protect open access

EU VP On Aaron Swartz: If Our Laws Hold Back Benefits From Openness, We Should Change Those Laws

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As Techdirt has reported over the last ten days, the death of Aaron Swartz has provoked an outpouring of grief from friends and colleagues, who understandably wish to express their shock and anger at what happened. You'd expect that. What you might not expect is for a Vice-President of the...
EU VP On Aaron Swartz: If Our Laws Hold Back Benefits From Openness, We Should Change Those Laws
Anonymous Appears To Have Hacked MIT Website, Leaves Swartz Tribute

Verizon iPhone 5 won't ever be locked, most likely due to FCC agreements

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Verizon isn’t going to re-lock the iPhone 5 according to a report today from the AP: NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon Wireless said Monday that it won’t prevent its version of the iPhone 5 from being used on AT&T’s network. The Verizon version of the iPhone 5, which went on sale Friday, came with...
Verizon iPhone 5 won't ever be locked, most likely due to FCC agreements
FCC ends Verizon 'open access' investigation over tethering apps, levies $1.25m fine
Anonymous defaces MIT website with memorial for Aaron Swartz

EU Proposes To Provide Open Access To The Results Of Research It Funds

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Yesterday, Techdirt reported on the UK government's plans to make publicly-funded scientific research freely available as open access. One concern was that its approach required funds to be diverted from research to pay for the article processing charges levied by so-called "gold" open access titles. One figure being bandied around...
EU Proposes To Provide Open Access To The Results Of Research It Funds

Microsoft May Face Big Fines in EU "Browser Choice" Case

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Microsoft may be fined as early as January 2013 by the European Union for its failure to obey an earlier agreement to offer users a "browser choice" in Windows 7. The EU antitrust regulators are close to a decision that would be one of the first issued in 2013, EU...
Microsoft May Face Big Fines in EU "Browser Choice" Case

Some Thoughts On An Innovation Agenda

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Over the past few weeks we've been running this little experiment with Darrell West of the Governance Studies program of the Brookings Institution to crowdsource ideas, feedback and insights into how the federal government can go about promoting an innovation economy. I wanted to use this Labor Day "off-day" to...
Some Thoughts On An Innovation Agenda

Harvard Library: subscriptions too costly, faculty should go open access

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The problems with state funding may be hitting public schools hard, but even some parts of elite private institutions are feeling the sting of rising prices. That was the message sent by the Harvard Library's Faculty Advisory Council, which says the costs of subscriptions to major research journals "cannot...
Harvard Library: subscriptions too costly, faculty should go open access

Has Google changed its mind about sharing its fiber network?

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It looks like Google is backing off its commitment to an open fiber to the home network. If so, that would be a blow to those hoping to also offer services over Google’s pipe as well as well as put a stop to using the project as an example of...
Has Google changed its mind about sharing its fiber network?

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt Is Going To North Korea (GOOG)

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Google's executive chairman is preparing to travel to one of the last frontiers of cyberspace: North Korea. Sources tell The Associated Press that Eric Schmidt will be traveling to North Korea on a private trip led by former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson that could...
Google Chairman Eric Schmidt Is Going To North Korea (GOOG)

Even Harvard Can't Afford Subscriptions To Academic Journals; Pushes For Open Access

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Techdirt has published several posts recently about the growing anger among scholars over the way their work is exploited by academic publishers. But there's another angle to the story, that of the academic institutions who have to pay for the journals needed by their professors and students. Via a number...
Even Harvard Can't Afford Subscriptions To Academic Journals; Pushes For Open Access

RT @spellboundblog "RT: @mzarro: How Amsterdam was wired for open access fiber - http://bit.ly/cvtpC5"

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RT @spellboundblog "RT: @mzarro: How Amsterdam was wired for open access fiber - http://bit.ly/cvtpC5"

UK Plans To Make All Government-Funded Research Free To The Public Immediately Upon Publication

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We've discussed the fight in the US over open access to government-funded research in the past. Currently, the NIH requires any NIH-funded paper to be publicly & freely available one-year after it's been published. That gives journals one-year of exclusivity to profit off of the work before it's more widely...
UK Plans To Make All Government-Funded Research Free To The Public Immediately Upon Publication

Social Media Now Available for on Air Force and Marine Corps Networks

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Air Force and Marine Corps officials have decided to open their networks to allow access to social networking sites. These changes come as a result of the new Department of Defense official policy on new media. Officials recognize that the benefits of internet-based capabilities outweigh the risks, and these sites...
Social Media Now Available for on Air Force and Marine Corps Networks

Republic Wireless hybrid Wi-Fi strategy takes shape; invites in new customers

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After running in closed beta for the better part of the year, Bandwidth.com’s virtual operator Republic Wireless is finally opening up its dirt-cheap $19 a month unlimited voice, SMS and data plans to new customers. It’s launching a new smartphone to boot, the Motorola Defy XT. The device is a...
Republic Wireless hybrid Wi-Fi strategy takes shape; invites in new customers

3D-printed consumer electronics just became a reality

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Embedding sensors and electronics inside of 3D objects in a single build process has been a long sought after goal in 3D printing (3DP). A group led by Simon Leigh, at the University of Warwick in England, has now done just that. Leigh’s group developed a low-cost material they call...
3D-printed consumer electronics just became a reality

'Setting The Default To Open': The Next Ten Years Of Open Access

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As Techdirt has reported, open access (OA) is scoring more and more major wins currently. But the battle to gain free access to academic research has been a long one. One of the key moments was the launch of the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) ten years ago, which saw...
'Setting The Default To Open': The Next Ten Years Of Open Access

Canadian Universities Have One Week To Stop A Disastrous Copyright Licensing Deal

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Canada's universities are on the verge of accepting a copyright licensing deal that flies in the face of all reason, agreeing to pay higher fees for the clearance of all sorts of new digital rights—including some that don't actually exist—despite a major Supreme Court ruling and a fast-approaching copyright reform...
Canadian Universities Have One Week To Stop A Disastrous Copyright Licensing Deal
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