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Re: [BOAI] Copyright (or left) issues, a question
From: "Siegfried Angerer" <sseaprod AT bigpond.net.au>
Greetings Reply to "Peter Murray" <peter.j.murray AT btinternet.com> Sent: Monday, July 28, 2003 9:00 PM Subject: [BOAI] Copyright (or left) issues, a question Yes! The issue raised its head throughout the Copyright discussion forum more than 12 month ago. As an online content producer, developer, writer etc, I faced the issue as early as 1995. The bottom line is the first simple question you have to ask yourself - what and how much are you prepared to give away for nothing. The second simple question is - who else owns a stake, or can in some way make a claim on your intellectually rights or property ( the two things are distinct and separate ) "Note in most cases your University employer ↵ claims that the wage paid to you, delivers an unchallengeable ownership claim and a subsequent right to commercialise the fruits of your labour in any way it sees fit. (???) The third simple question is - what are your own intentions - Journal articles are often delivered for academic prestige, peer recognition and related reasons of academic advancement, or even for the less selfless among us - the sheer delight in furthering human knowledge. So what is it you wish to achieve and why? Regards Siegfried Angerer Director SEA Pty Ltd (R&D Trust - specialists in online distributed ↵ learning and teaching) ----- Original Message ----- From: "Peter Murray" <peter.j.murray AT btinternet.com> To: <boai-forum AT ecs.soton.ac.uk> Sent: Monday, July 28, 2003 9:00 PM Subject: [BOAI] Copyright (or left) issues, a question > A question/issue that I think is relevant to discussions on this list, and > that I would like to try and get some opinions, or guidance, on. > > If we are talking about, and promoting, ideas of open access etc., where do > we as a group, or individuals stand, on the issue of signing over copyright > of their work to other organisations, eg publishers, conference organisers, > etc? I ask as it is an issue I have faced recently, and which I feel will > increasingly cause problems. > > While we want to get discussion of open access etc into a wider forum, can > we, morally, then say in articles where we are promoting open access that > we will give up our copyright to the publishers etc? - or do we just > swallow our principles? > > Has anyone else faced similar situations, and how have they tackled it? - > on the occasion in question, the conference organisers were happy for me to > give them permission to use the materials under GNU GPL. > > Cheers, Peter Murray > >
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