Posts Tagged: Lawsuits

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Google Prevails Over Authors in Digital Books Case

Reported by Jonathan Stempel and published by Reuters. Google Inc on Thursday won the dismissal of a lawsuit by authors who accused it of digitally copying millions of books for an online library without permission. “In my view, Google Books provide significant public benefits,” Chin wrote.

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Another Publisher Wants to Sue Librarians

Has Edwin Mellen Press set a trend? On the heels of Edwin Mellen Press’ lawsuit against librarian, Dale Askey, now OMICS Publishing Group, based in India, is threatening to sue Jeffrey Beall a metadata librarian at the University of Colorado–Denver regarding posts he wrote for his blog, Scholarly Open Access.  If the trend keeps up, will… Read more »

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Never Put Salt in Your Eyes and the Edwin Mellen Press

The Society for Scholarly Publishing removed two blog posts and associated comments after receiving letters threatening a lawsuit from Edwin Mellen Press. Additional comments about the blogpost removal can be read at the Chronicle’s Wired Campus. Besides the blogpost removals, it seems that Edwin Mellen Press is making a digital land grab on Dale Askey… Read more »

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Boycott Begins as Librarians Unite Against Edwin Mellen Press

It was only a matter of time. Librarians who belong to the Ryerson Faculty Association have begun to boycott EMP and will not purchase any more titles until the press drops the lawsuit against Dale Askey. While the fervor of Edwin Mellen Press’ lawsuit against librarian, Dale Askey has waned since EMP dropped the joint… Read more »