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Google in pact with authors, publishers for Book Search project -

The Authors Guild, the Association of American Publishers (AAP), and Internet search services provider Google recently announced a settlement agreement on behalf of a broad class of authors and publishers worldwide. The agreement is projected to expand online access to millions of… Read More

Cambridge University Press selects CCC’s online solution to deliver copyright permissions online -

Cambridge Journals, a division of Cambridge University Press, US, has selected Copyright Clearance Center's online content licensing service, Rightslink, to provide its readers a fast and easy way to obtain copyright permissions to share and distribute published materials directly from content pages online. Rightslink will help… Read More

iCopyright launches plagiarism detection tool for online publishers -

iCopyright, a US-based provider of intelligent copyright systems for digital content, has announced the release of Discovery, a web-based service that finds both licensed and unlicensed uses of a publisher's content on the web. Publishers can use Discovery as a business development tool, a licence verification… Read More

Publishers commend new legislation to safeguard copyright in research works -

The Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division of the Association of American Publishers (PSP) has welcomed the introduction of legislation to protect the rights of authors and publishers of copyrighted, peer-reviewed scientific journal articles. At a recently held hearing on H.R. 6845, the Fair Copyright in Research… Read More

University of Texas at Austin adopts CCC’s Annual Copyright License -

The University of Texas at Austin has signed an agreement with non-profit copyright licensing solutions provider Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), US, to become the largest institution to adopt CCC's Annual Copyright License for academic institutions. This agreement seeks to provide librarians, faculty, copy shop staff and… Read More

Aries Systems Corporation announces integration with CrossCheck plagiarism detection service -

Online submission system provider Aries Systems Corporation, US, has announced that its Editorial Manager online manuscript submission and peer review system has been integrated with the CrossCheck plagiarism detection service. CrossCheck technology compares the content of documents against text stored in a growing database of published… Read More

OCLC set to launch new service to discover copyright status of books -

Global library cooperative Online Computer Library Center, Inc. (OCLC), US, has announced that it is piloting a new service for libraries that encourage librarians and other interested parties to discover and share information on copyright status of books. The WorldCat Copyright Evidence Registry is a community… Read More

Indian scientists accuse British professor of plagiarism -

Indian scientist Prof. Karmeshu has reportedly alleged that British professor Demetres Kouvatsos has copied ideas from a paper written by him and his doctoral student Shachi Sharma. Karmeshu had earlier submitted the research manuscript to Performance Evaluation, a peer-reviewed journal that had then rejected the manuscript. Kouvatsos was one of… Read More

Scientific business of Thomson Reuters and China’s IPDRC partner to accelerate patent research and development -

The Scientific business of Thomson Reuters, US, has announced a partnership with the Intellectual Property Development Research Centre (IPDRC), a non-profit public enterprise owned by the State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) of the People's Republic of China. The partnership aims to accelerate patent research and promote… Read More

German neuroscientist charges journal of publishing incorrectly interpreted data -

Neuroscientist Nikos Logothetis of the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tübingen, Germany, has reportedly charged two of his former research students with pilfering data from his laboratory. The students then published scientifically incorrect interpretations of the data against his advice, it has been reported. Logothetis further claimed that… Read More

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