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Open Library of Humanities Update, Part 1: Now accepting submissions; Religious Studies and Theology editors in place

An idea whose time has come often takes time to develop. Two years have elapsed since Dr. Martin Paul Eve first issued a call on his blog for participants to help build a “PLOS-style model for the Humanities and Social Sciences.”

Posted in Economics & Business Models, Intellectual Property & Copyright, Open Access, Open Access Journals, Peer Review, Publishing Platforms, Scholarly Journals

Public Domain Day 2015 for Religious Studies and Theology? Send in your titles

The other day after New Year’s I visited the Public Domain Day 2015 page on Duke [University] Law School’s Center for the Study of the Public Domain site. The page celebrates creative and cultural works—books, films, works of art, photographs, music, reports

Posted in "The Hat Tip", Intellectual Property & Copyright

New year, new Omega Alpha

A very happy 2015 to all our readers. To welcome the new year, Omega Alpha | Open Access has both a new look and an expanded scope. Up to now, the blog has been closely focused on Open Access (capital O,

Posted in Commercial Publishing, Economics & Business Models, Intellectual Property & Copyright, Open Access, Open Access Journals, Open Access Monographs, Open Data, Open Peer Review, Open Repositories & Digital Libraries, Open Scholarship, Open Tools, Peer Review, Publishing Platforms, Publishing Technology, Scholarly Journals

“The public domain is … a disgrace to the forces of evil”

A Fair(y) Use Tale (2007) is a short film by Eric Faden, Associate Professor of English at Bucknell University (Lewisburg, PA). Faden mashed-up clips from several Disney animated movies to create this transformative (and therefore, legal) work to inform about copyright and fair

Posted in "The Hat Tip", Commercial Publishing, Intellectual Property & Copyright

Damon Wayans, Sr.: My creative work a “donation” to digital content distributors?!

Yesterday, I was catching up on some of my regular tech video podcasts. One of the shows I like to watch is Triangulation on Leo Laporte’s TWiT network. On this show, Leo Laporte interviews people who have been influential in technology,

Posted in "The Hat Tip", Commercial Publishing, Economics & Business Models, Intellectual Property & Copyright, Open Access, Publishing Technology

I dropped the “NC” from my Creative Commons License

I’ve been meaning to do this for a while, but I was finally pushed into action by a post I read this morning on Hugh Rundle’s blog. What did I do? I dropped the “NC”—the non-commercial use stipulation—on the Creative Commons license

Posted in Economics & Business Models, Intellectual Property & Copyright, OA Policies, Open Access

“When Obsession With Ownership Outlaws Sharing, It Is The Way of Sodom”: Harold Feld on intellectual property, Jewish ethics, and Aaron Swartz

Thanks to David Weinberger whose tweet this morning directed me to this most interesting post. I invite you to head over to the Wetmachine: Tales of the Sausage Factory blog, where public interest attorney Harold Feld has posted the text

Posted in Book/Article Review, Commercial Publishing, Economics & Business Models, Intellectual Property & Copyright, Open Access

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