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Sony Numbers Add Up to Trouble
January 1, 2005

"More than half a million networks, including military and government sites, were likely infected by copy restriction software distributed by Sony on a handful of its CDs, according to a stati…

Sony Recalls Risky 'Rootkit' CDs
January 1, 2005

"Record label Sony BMG Music Entertainment said Tuesday that it will recall millions of CDs that, if played in a consumer's PC disc drive, will expose the computer to serious security ris…

Acacia and College Lawyers Agree on Online-Streaming Licenses
January 1, 2005

"Acacia Research Corporation, which claims to own patents covering all online audio- and video-streaming technologies, has hammered out a new higher-education license agreement in negotiatio…

A Review of Creative Commons and Science Commons
January 1, 2005

© 2005 Mia Garlick, Creative Commons. The text of this article is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 License ( http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5/ ). EDUCAU…

A proposal for an Open Content Licence for Research Paper (Pr)ePrints
January 1, 2005

Many academic papers that are to be submitted to refereed conferences and journals have been previously exposed to the author's colleagues. The term 'preprints' has long been used to…

IBM Opens Research to Academia
January 1, 2005

IBM is extending an academic outreach program to give universities access to some of its cutting-edge research free of charge. IBM is extending an acad…

EU Plans Online Copyright Licence
January 1, 2005

Creators of online music services such as composers, lyricists and performers would be able to secure a single pan-European copyright licence for the first time under proposals tabled yesterday by …

Economics of Scientific and Biomedical Journals: Where Do Scholars Stand in the Debate of Online Journal Pricing and Site License Ownership Between Libraries and Publishers?
January 1, 2005

The emergence of e–journals brought a great change in scholarly communication and in the behavior of scholars. However, the importance of scholars' behavior in the pricing of scientific…

Free Software and Open Source: The Freedom Debate and its Consequences
January 1, 2005

Recently the University of Göteborg held an online course in the theory and philosophy of free software and open source. During this course a lively discussion on terminology took place, in part…

Concepts and a Design for Fair Use and Privacy in DRM
January 1, 2005

Typical digital rights management (DRM) systems used for piracy protection in content distribution provide access to encrypted content only on the hardware identified in a digital license. This har…