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10/11/2013

Modernising Copyright in Ireland - November 2013

Following a consultation that took place in 2012, the Copyright Review Committee (CRC) in Ireland has produced its long-awaited report. The consultation would have been recognizable to anyone familiar with the review of copyright undertaken by Ian Hargreaves in the UK, and the title of the...

05/09/2013

Sunshine Act - September 2013

On February 1st. 2013, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ("CMS") within the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the release of the final rule implementing the Transparency Reports and Reporting of Physician Ownership or Investment Interests section of...

27/03/2013

First Sale Doctrine: Summary of Kirtsaeng Ruling - March 2013

On March 19, 2013, the United States Supreme Court issued its ruling in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (PDF), which was on appeal from the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. At issue was whether the First Sale Doctrine (Section 109(a) of the Copyright Act)...

23/02/2013

OSTP Memorandum on Increasing Access to the Results of Federally Funded Scientific Research Released - February 2013

Following two consultations (2009, 2011), a specifically convened roundtable and an Act of Congress (America COMPETES Reauthorization Act 2010), the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) have finally produced their guidelines for "Increasing Access to the Results of Federally...

22/02/2013

House of Lords Science and Technology Committee Report on the Implementation of Open Access - February 2013

Following a brief inquiry in January and February 2013, the UK House of Lords Science and Technology Committee have produced a report on their findings on the Implementation of Open Access (pdf). The inquiry consisted of both written and oral evidence sessions and involved a wide range...

01/12/2012

UK Government Response to the Consultation on Copyright Exceptions - December 2012

The UK Government today (20 Dec 2012) released their response to the consultation on widening copyright exceptions. A press release was also circulated. Despite the recognition that the “UK already has a strong framework for supporting copyright works”, the Government still feels that there...

01/08/2012

Online infringement of copyright and the Digital Economy Act 2010 – Ofcom’s proposal to make by order a code for regulating the Initial Obligations - August 2012

The Digital Economy Act 2010 contained a section aiming to deal with online infringement of copyright. It inserted several paragraphs into the Communications Act 2003, which expand the functions of Ofcom to regulate a procedure to allow copyright owners to issue online infringement notifications...

10/07/2014

BIS Select Committee Hargreaves Inquiry - July 2012

House of Commons Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) Select Committee: The Hargreaves Review of Intellectual Property: Where next? At the end of 2010, UK Prime Minister David Cameron commissioned Professor Ian Hargreaves to lead a Review of Intellectual Property (IP) and Growth....

03/11/2015

ALPSP Alert 222 - November 2015

This issue includes updates on ARL and SHARE, Google Scholar indexing OA books, Outsell, peer review, Think Check Submit campaign, Wellcome strategy, Open Library of the Humanities, ORCID, Springer, copyright exceptions and open access.

02/10/2000

Current Practice in Peer Review 2000

A combined ALPSP/EASE survey which aims to give a greater understanding of the peer review process in a variety of disciplines and to provide a set of agreed guidelines.