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The serials crisis has a name, and it's Reed Elsevier.
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| Mind you, I don't mean to imply that we should launch another boycott;
| reigning in Elsevier's profit margins and/or market share would do little to
| offset the serials crisis. The only answer to that, in the long term, is Open
| Access, because it scales where Toll access doesn't. No, this entry is not
| really about OA at all, it's just a little kick in the shins for my favorite
| Greedy Bastard Publishers.
Elsevier steals, then copyrights other people's free stuff
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| Reed Elsevier caught copying my content without my permission:
| I was not asked for, and did not give, permission for my work to appear
| on that page, much less in that format. Needless to say, I felt a little
| The website in question appears to be a custom version of the LexisNexis
| search engine. This particular version appears to be Elsevier's own
| custom version, intended for internal use. I don't have conclusive proof
| of that, but the title bar at the top of the page reads, "Elsevier
| Corporate", and the person who accessed my blog from that page had an IP
| address that's registered to MD Consult, which is an Elsevier subsidiary.
| My guess is that Elsevier's keeping track of news articles and blog posts
| that mention them, along with the context in which they're mentioned.
| Reed Elsevier Is Stealing My Words:
| I received an email from ScienceBlogling Mike Dunford that Reed Elsevier
| had excerpted one of my posts. No problem there--I like it when people
| read my stuff....except for one thing:
| The fuckers copyrighted my words.
| Copyright violation?:
| Apparently, publishing companies don't always get permission for the
| materials they use, either. Mike Dunford caught Reed Elsevier copying his
| content without permission (from Stephen Downes).
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