[LINK] Copyright question
Thu, 12 Sep 2002 08:46:35 +1000
I couldn't agree more, but this is not an easy thing to negotiate. In the
world of academic publishing, publishers tend to have the upper hand, due
to the need people have to be published.
>An academic sent a paper off to a learned journal. Much to his delight, he
>received a letter from the publisher, saying that his paper had been found
>to be excellent, and that the publisher wished to publish it the next
>issue of the journal, and would the academic be happy with a fee of $50?
>The publisher duly received the completed assignment of copyright, and
>pinned to it was the academic's cheque for $50!
Funny? I dunno.
At 04:45 PM 11/09/2002 +0200, Auer, Karl James wrote:
>Publishers need content; they are even prepared to pay for it. But that
>they then own that content, exclusively and in perpetuity, is a condition
>that no content creator has to accept. Far better is a limited
>reproduction right, renegotiable at agreed intervals and preferably
Michael M. Lean JP (Qual)
University Copyright Officer
Griffith University and Queensland University of Technology
Phone 07 3864 4024 Fax 07 3864 1823
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manifestations, is the click; to resist the click is to resist the web. Who
would want to do a thing like that?
Keith Gessen "The New Write" in The Australian 30/5/01
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