Science Commons in the news

From the Science Commons blog … Information World Review and SPARC’s Open Access Newsletter both feature pieces this month highlighting a new set of online tools recently released by Science Commons and SPARC. The toolkit aims to help authors retain critical rights over their scholarly works. From IWR’s article, “Commons copyright targets scientists”, which was … Read More “Science Commons in the news”

Book recommendation: "Ourspace" by Christine Harold

Professor Christine Harold of the University of Georgia has a great new book out entitled Ourspace: Resisting the Corporate Control of Culture that focuses on participatory culture and the movement to subvert mainstream media supremacy. Harold examines the deployment and limitations of “culture jamming” by activists. These techniques defy repressive corporate culture through parodies, hoaxes, … Read More “Book recommendation: "Ourspace" by Christine Harold”

Download "Good Copy Bad Copy"

Good Copy Bad Copy is a terrific new documentary about copyright and culture, directed by Andreas Johnsen, Ralf Christensen, and Henrik Moltke. It features interviews with Danger Mouse, Girl Talk, Siva Vaidhyanathan, Lawrence Lessig, and many others with various perspectives on copyright. Check out the film’s trailer below (via and download the torrent for … Read More “Download "Good Copy Bad Copy"”

SXSW podcasts now online

From the Science Commons blog … Podcasts from this year’s Interactive component of SXSW are now available. Science Commons’ John Wilbanks moderated one of these very panels, exploring the social and legal ramifications of “Semantic Web” and “Web 2.0” as it applies to scientific publishing. Joining Wilbanks for this panel was Matthew Cockerill (BioMed Central), … Read More “SXSW podcasts now online”