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CopyTalk Webinar - "Open Access Piracy..."

Monday, January 30, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Kirsten Phillips
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The next edition of CopyTalk, a free webinar series sponsored by the American Library Association’s Office for Information Technology Policy, looks like a good one! It’s called “Open Access Piracy: Sci-Hub and #icanhazpdf as Resource Sharing.” Here’s a description of it from OITP’s District Dispatch blog:


Many of you have probably heard about the infamous SciHub website that provides free access to costly scholarly journals that libraries often buy. Our speakers will discuss the use of popular resource sharing methods like SciHub that may violate copyright and database terms of service, including what these users think of the potentially copyright infringing action that they take. This webinar will include a review some empirical evidence that places these non-library resource sharing methods in context with their legal library counterparts. What motivates people who engage in this resource sharing? Do they have access through libraries? And what are the implications for libraries?


The webinar is scheduled for this Thursday, February 2 from 2-3pm Eastern. Unfortunately, I have a meeting at that time, but luckily it will be added to the CopyTalk archive on ALA’s website shortly after it concludes! Be sure to check it out if you’re interested, and feel free to drop me a line if you want to chat about it afterward! The webinar can be accessed by going to the following website and logging in as a guest:

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