Thursday, April 26, 2007

Science Bloggers and Fair Use

There are some interesting posts and discussion going among science bloggers on fair use that started by Shelley Batts who is a Neuroscience PhD candidate at the University of Michigan when she posted a table and graph from a Wiley publication in her blog. Shelley removed the table and graph and replaced it with excel charts when she got a note from Wiley. (I learned this issue through BBGM)

It would be interesting to see how and if the publishers will be more flexible in the future with this kind of fair use issue. If a blogger includes a paragraph or a table from an article with proper copyright notices and links to the article would not this bring more usage for the publishers for their articles?

1 comment:

Cynthia said...

honestly, how long is the current publishing model going to last?

elsevier raises prices 5% per year - other publishers are the same if not higher. there is no added value to the subscriber the next year warranting the price increase.

learn a lesson from napster and make sure you have resasonable deposit accounts/token packages.