The copyright in most of these works is owned by our faculty members, and it is well past time that we just refused to transfer those rights to commercial entities that undermine our best interests.

Kevin Smith at Duke draws the right conclusion from the ongoing outrage of the lawsuit against GSU.

Full blog post: Law and politics in the GSU case | Scholarly Communications @ Duke

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Don’t get me wrong: Having good relationships with publishers, authors, and everyone else in the supply chain is important. But the only way to guarantee lasting public access to the increasingly digitized intellectual wealth of the world is through the reform of copyright law. We need the creation of solid legal exemptions for libraries to break DRM and to own, circulate, and ­archive digital copies.
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