In November 2013, Harvard received 23 takedown notices from Elsevier, a publisher of academic journals.A takedown notice is a request from a copyright holder to remove a work from the Internet because of alleged copyright infringement. To comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), Internet hosts like Harvard must comply with takedown notices even if the recipient may choose to put the work back up again.All 23 of the takedown notices targeted published editions of articles from Elsevier journals posted to websites on the Harvard.edu domain, including for example lab sites, faculty sites, and course websites hosted on iSites. All 23 articles were promptly taken down.None of the takedowns targeted articles in DASH (Digital Access to Scholarship at Harvard), the open-access repository maintained by Harvard’s Office for Scholarly Communication (OSC). As Sarah Thomas, vice president for the Harvard Library, put it, “The OSC is part of the solution, not part of the problem.”We explore the issue with Peter Suber, the director of Harvard’s Office for Scholarly Communication.Q. Why did the 23 Harvard faculty members receive takedown notices from Elsevier?A. Elsevier believed that the posted copies infringed its copyrights.Q. Was Elsevier within its rights to demand these takedowns?When authors publish in a journal, they typically transfer all or some of their rights to the publisher. These rights typically allow the publisher to do what Elsevier has done. Read Full Story
Tickets on sale for City Securities Hall of Fame Classic.The Batesville High School boys varsity basketball team will be participating in the City Securities Hall of Fame Classic on Saturday, Dec. 27, in New Castle. The Bulldogs will face Class 4A preseason No. 1 Southport High School in game one at 11 AM. The second game will pit Brownsburg and Penn. The evening session will consist of a consolation game at 6 p.m. with the championship to follow.Tickets purchased in advance are discounted. Basketball fans can purchase tickets for $10, which includes the entire day of basketball. They can be purchased at Batesville High School in the athletic office during regular school hours. Tickets will also be on sale Friday, Dec. 12, when the Bulldogs host Lawrenceburg.Courtesy of Bulldogs AD Bryan Helvie.
Lawrenceburg, IN— A boil Water advisory is in effect until 9 am on Thursday. During a Boil Water Advisory, the water is okay for the customer to bathe, wash clothes and other common needs. However, as precaution, water should be boiled for five minutes before eating, drinking or cooking. The boil water advisory will remain in effect until water quality tests confirm the water is safe for customer consumption (usually 24-36 hours from issuance). LMU will take samples this morning and will likely have results tomorrow afternoon. LMU will also sample again tomorrow as a further precautionary measure. Precautionary boil water advisories are to ensure public safety and it is a responsibility that Lawrenceburg Municipal Utilities (LMU) takes very seriously.Please be advised that this advisory is precautionary and is not the result of a known health concern with the public water supply. Boil Water Advisories are issued as a precaution with a customer’s best interests in mind.Questions please call LMU 812-532-3500.