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Publishing Giant Goes After The Authors Of Its Journals' Papers

Posted at 8:28AM Friday 10 Jan 2014

Now, any scientist worth his grant has a website, and that site will often let the casual visitor download copies of its owner's work. And, though it has taken a while, some publishers have decided they do mind about this—indeed one, Elsevier, based in the Netherlands, has been fighting back. It is using the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), an American law that lets copyright holders demand the removal of anything posted online without their permission, to require individual scientists to eliminate from their websites papers published in its journals. In doing so it has stirred a hornets' nest.

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