Google prevails over authors in book-scanning U.S. lawsuit

Google prevails over authors in book-scanning U.S. lawsuit

(Reuters) - Google Inc on Thursday won dismissal of a lawsuit by authors who accused the Web search and media group of digitally copying millions of books for an online library without permission. U.S. Circuit Judge Denny Chin in Manhattan accepted Google's argument that its scanning of more than 20 million books, and ...

Les réseaux sociaux pour chercheurs: une illusion?

by Frédéric Clavert Un récent débat autour du libre accès aux données et publications scientifiques et d’un réseau social pour chercheurs [1] m’a poussé à me poser une question que j’ai déjà effleurée ici ou là. Des réseaux sociaux spécifiques aux chercheurs ont-ils une quelconque utilité pour les chercheurs? Qu’apportent-ils de plus que les outils sociaux génériques comme ...

Is Creative Commons Flexible Enough for Historians?

Is Creative Commons Flexible Enough for Historians?

by Adam Crymble Creative Commons licenses are incredibly useful. They're easy to use. More and more people understand them. It's even possible to do web searches of Creative Commons content making it easy to find content you can use with confidence. The Open Access movement, particularly in the UK, seems to be promoting ...

Pot of Gold Part 1

Pot of Gold Part 1

by Julie Reynolds Part 1 | There’s a pot of gold to find! It’s been a couple of months now since Open Culture 2013. The brain - well, my brain! - has had some time to process what we heard. In the last blog, I mentioned I’d be writing about all of the doing we heard about. ...

AMODERN 2: NETWORK ARCHAEOLOGY

AMODERN 2: NETWORK ARCHAEOLOGY

twelveb Editors: Nicole Starosielski, Braxton Soderman, Cris Cheek Networks have structured our social – and media – development long before the emergence of the “network society.” From the letter-writing networks of the proto-Italian aristocracy to the electrical networks that facilitated industrialization; from the spread of woodcuts, pamphlets, and ballads that supported the Protestant Reformation ...