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Friday, February 08, 2008

Michael Geist on OA vs. copyright restrictions

The University of Melbourne's Information Futures Commission has posted a video of a presentation by Professor Michael Geist entitled Unlocking Access delivered at the university on February 5, 2008.
The case for open access publishing has become increasingly unassailable as researchers recognise the benefits of wider distribution and greater impact as well as the consequences of funder mandates. This talk will focus on another important aspect of open access - the role it can play in countering restrictive copyright laws and onerous contractual limitations on scholarly research and dissemination.