Copyright and Licensing Agreements: Are We Signing Away Our Rights?

Copyright and Licensing Agreements: Are We Signing Away Our Rights? This presentation will examine the relationship between copyright law and provisions in licensing agreements which are often in tension. Contractual provisions that seek to limit the ability of end-users (such…

Response to the USask TransformUS strategic plan and fate of Prof. Robert Buckingham

The London Chapter of the Progressive Librarians Guild has posted an excellent analysis of recent developments at the University of Saskatchewan.  I am reposting it here as it points to underlying problems at this university,  which remain ongoing despite the departure…

CFP: Organize and Assemble IV: The Commodification of Information Goods and Library Services

The Edmonton Chapter of the Progressive Librarians Guild has issued a Call for Proposals for its fourth annual Organize and Assemble Symposium.  Submissions are due on July 4th;  this year the conference proceedings will be published in the Progressive Librarian….

Google’s Fair-Use Claim Prevails in the Google Books Case

The US District Court (for the Southern District of NY) has issued a decision granting summary judgment to the defendant in Authors Guild v Google. Judge Denny Chin has written a very straightforward and easy to read opinion that basically…