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  • ItemOpen Access
    Open Content Mining
    (2012-09-24) Murray-Rust, Peter
    Abstract— We present evidence that content-mining of scholarly articles is now technically feasible and highly valuable both. However researchers and information technologist are blocked by legal and contractual barries from using it and developing the methodologies. We review the problems and propose changes in legal policy which we have already submitted to the UK's Hargreaves report on intellectual property reform. We put forward the fundamental rights of scholars and embed them in a manifesto: "The right to read is the right to mine", "Users and providers should encourage machine processing, and "Facts don't belong to anyone".
  • ItemOpen Access
    Discussion 3: Richard Grant
    (2010-09-13) Grant, Richard; Murray-Rust, Peter
    Richard Grant is a scientist and author of the blog "Confessions of a (former) Lab Rat". He is Associate Editor and contributor to TheScientist/Faculty_of_1000. Richard is a scientist with interests inscientific publishing, copyright, and Open Data.
  • ItemOpen Access
    Discussion 2: David Dobbs
    (2010-09-09) Dobbs, David; Murray-Rust, Peter; Hatcher, Jordan; Pollock, Rufus
    David Dobbs writes on science, medicine and culture. He has contributed to a diversity of publications, including Scientific American, Slate magazine, Wired, Audubon, Atlantic Monthly, and the New York Times magazine. He has also authored a number of books. Other participants in this discussion were Peter Murray-Rust, Jordan Hatcher, and Rufus Pollock.
  • ItemOpen Access
    Discussion 1: Richard Poynder
    (2010-08-24) Poynder, Richard; Murray-Rust, Peter; Hatcher, Jordan; Pollock, Rufus; Sicilia, Alberto
    Richard is a freelance journalist who writes about information technology, telecommunications and intellectual property. He has particular interests in Open Access, e-Science, e-Research, copyright, patents, the Open Source and Free Software movements. He is the author of The Basement Interviews http://www.richardpoynder.co.uk/The%20Basement%20Interviews.htm. Other participants in the discussion were Peter Murray-Rust, Jordan Hatcher, Rufus Pollock, and Alberto Sicilia.