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Judge focuses on question of 'fair use' in copyright lawsuit

(technews.tmcnet.com): Critics of copyright infringement lawsuits over Las Vegas Review-Journal stories keep coming back to one simple argument: There can be no online copyright infringements because the Review-Journal encourages readers to save, e-mail and print stories on its website. That argument, sometimes referred to as an "implied license" to copy, is disputed by the Review-Journal's copyright enforcement partner, Righthaven LLC.
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Making Open Access Pay

(publishingperspectives.com): In Germany, more often than not, an institute or author is expected to contribute a fair sum to have a work published in open access. The challenge then shifts from funding to maintaining quality control. It is certainly not a new debate, but as libraries and authors put more and more pressure on German publishers and institutions to adopt the open access paradigm, the hunt is on for a business model that will provide widespread access to research and academic writings, but also allow publishers to put a monetary value on their content. In response to this pressure, many German publishers are experimenting with a variety of (primarily hybrid print/electronic) business models.
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HE funding in the US and the UK

(scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org): The response in Britain to both the Browne Report and the announced cuts has been predictably intense and polarized. Representatives of research universities with a strong STEM focus were quick to applaud the report and its recommendations, while liberal arts institutions and their faculties reacted with varying degrees of horror.
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France Says Google Is Main Cause Of News Publishers' Woes

(paidcontent.co.uk): The competition watchdog, L'Autorité de la Concurrence, in an opinion expressed to the finance minister, says Google is "dominant" in search advertising (no surprise there - Google's search share in Europe is far higher than in the U.S.). But it did not rule Google that is abusing that dominance, instead saying: "This dominance is, of course, not wrong in itself: it is the result of a tremendous effort of innovation, backed by significant and ongoing investment. Only the abuse of such market power could be sanctioned against."
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It is time for the UK to embrace the limitless potential of the chemical sciences, says RSC CEO

(rsc.org): Dr Richard Pike, chief executive of the Royal Society of Chemistry, says in a leading article "Unlocking the Future" that it is time for the UK to embrace the limitless potential of the chemical sciences, but warns that this will require a more enriching educational system that stimulates imagination, creativity and a preparedness to ask tough questions. In the very first issue of the new publication Public Service Review: UK Science&Technology, he argues from evidence-based sources that the chemicals industry and chemistry-using sectors contribute 21% of the UK Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and supports over 6 million jobs.
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