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
Visitors to the GeorgiaNational Fair in Perry, Ga., can find out how much they know in the daily Ag U QuizBowl.”It’s a fun way to learn about a very serious subject,” said Willie Chance, a Houston County Extension Service agentwho helped run the first Ag U Quiz Bowl in last year’s fair.The quiz show is sponsored by the Universityof Georgia College of Agriculturaland Environmental Sciences and the Georgia National Fair. The fair is Oct. 9-18.Fair visitors will have a dozen chances to get in on the quiz bowl fun, with threedaily showings Oct. 12-15. The shows will be at 2, 4 and 6 p.m. each day inside thefairground’s Heritage Hall.At each show, a CAES professor will provide some fascinating facts about agriculture inan entertaining lecture.Visitors will learn the basics, like the fact that agriculture accounts for one inevery six jobs in Georgia and generates $39 billion, or 16 percent of the state’s economicoutput.But they’ll also get a quick review of Georgia farm history and some fun facts like:* The state’s farmers grow enough peanuts for every Georgian to get 187 pounds of peanut butter every year. “But we spread it around,” Chance said.* More people die from insect bites than snake bites. Mosquitoes and the diseases they carry will probably kill 1 million people this year.After the lecture, Chance said, four people in the audience get to be contestants inthe quiz bowl. They’ll compete for Ag U degrees by answering questions covered in thelecture. The winner will get the “doctor of ag facts” degree. Runners-up willget “farm foreman” degrees, while the losing contestant will be declared a”city slicker.”Actually, all four will get some nice prizes — all Georgia farm products such ascotton T-shirts, peanuts and coupons for free eggs.”We have a good time,” Chance said. “We try to make it as fun andentertaining as we can. While we’re having fun, though, we try to let everyone leave witha little more knowledge about the importance of agriculture in Georgia.” If you got dressed and ate breakfast this morning, you have some farm’s finest in youand probably on you. But how much do you know about agriculture?
Republican Kurt Wright will announce his run for Burlington mayor this Thursday, December 11th in Contois Auditorum at Burlington City Hall beginning at 5:45pm.Kurt Wright has served for eight years in the Vermont House of Representatives, and was just re-elected to a fifth term. In 2007 Burlington voters made Kurt, a four term city councilman, the first Republican president of the Burlington City Council in 20 years. We look forward to helping Kurt achieve a similar feat in this, his latest race!
The Indonesian automotive industry remains attractive for current and future investment in the region with low labor costs and favorable production growth, Fitch Solutions has stated.According to Fitch Solutions Autos Production Risk/Reward Index (RRI), the low cost of labor remains Indonesia’s main key strength, reflected in the average wages score of 83.9 out of a possible 100.In general, Indonesia’s score has slightly increased to 58.4 from 54.1 in the previous quarter, making it the eighth-most attractive country for automakers in the region and 23rd worldwide. “This means that the country still ranks in the top-10 most attractive destinations for automakers to begin or maintain vehicle manufacturing operations in the Asian region and 23rd globally,” Fitch Solutions stated in its commentary published on May 22.Car sales have been severely hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, falling drastically by 90 percent year-on-year (yoy) to 7,871 cars in April, the worst decline in decades, according to the Association of Indonesian Automakers (Gaikindo).However, Fitch Solutions research shows that Indonesia still provides attractive growth opportunities for new and existing automakers, scoring 73.2 out of 100 on its vehicle production growth indicator based on the firm’s five-year average forecast.The score is higher than the Asia average regional score of 50.5 on the same indicator. Kukuh Kumara, Gaikindo secretary general, said that Indonesia was attractive because 1.5 million autoworkers in the country qualified as skilled workers, promising productivity at a lower input cost.“We remain attractive and this is especially true if we talk about ASEAN [the Association of Southeast Asian Nations],” Kukuh told The Jakarta Post in a phone interview on Wednesday.The minimum monthly wage for autoworkers in Jakarta has increased by 9.6 percent to Rp 5.4 million (US$367.10) this year from 2019, as stipulated in Gubernatorial Regulation No. 10/2020. It is higher than Jakarta’s provincial minimum wage of Rp 4.3 million.With automakers shutting factories and furloughing employees, Gaikindo has slashed its domestic car sales target accordingly by 40 percent to 600,000 cars.It has also lowered its export target by more than half to 175,000 cars from between 350,000 and 400,000 cars.Kukuh also warned that the auto industry stakeholders still had to pay attention to the entire supply chain for the continuation of the industry amid declining sales caused by COVID-19.“The dealers and distributors have to operate, otherwise we’ll keep producing but cannot sell any,” he said.Fitch Solutions also highlights that logistics, operational and political risks still pose challenges for automakers, as Indonesia’s score for each indicator is well below its peers in the region.Indonesia is noted to have higher logistics risk compared with other countries in the region, as well as suffering from an uncertain political environment as a result of the presence of separatist groups “that weigh on the government’s control of the country’s territory”, its research reads.Automaker PT Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indonesia director of administration, corporate and external relations Bob Azam confirmed that high logistics costs were an issue for automakers.“Logistics is indeed our issue for the foreseeable future, but with the government’s aggressiveness in developing infrastructure, ports, this logistics issue will be resolved step by step,” he said.Logistics account for 25 percent of the total production costs in Indonesia, higher than the average 10 percent to 15 percent in Malaysia, according to government data. In the World Bank’s 2018 Logistics Performance Index, Indonesia ranked 46th of 160 countries, behind neighboring Singapore, which ranked seventh.Bob also argued that while the current Indonesian auto workers’ wages were competitive compared with those of neighboring countries, they might eventually surpass those of other countries with the annual increases to match inflation and economic growth.“If we keep holding on to this calculation, maybe within five years the wages will surpass those of the other countries. This will be a factor of consideration for investment,” he said.Meanwhile, for the recovery from the current economic downturn, he said that the main challenge was to revive consumer purchasing power and the financial sector, as around 70 percent car buyers depend on financing.Topics :
HBLB ups prize money commitment by 50% July 31, 2020 Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has announced a marketing partnership with content driven horse racing website GG.co.uk, giving the firm a future entry point into the UK horseracing market as it strives to become the “market leader in all aspects of sports betting”.With the Cheltenham Festival just around the corner, GiG are to deliver event and targeted digital paid marketing services from their office in Copenhagen, whilst also taking an “important step” in the utilisation of innovative technologies.Colin Jelfs, Managing Director of GG.co.uk, commented: “Over the years, GG.co.uk has concentrated on building a base of quality content from excellent contributors and providing an effective platform from which to source daily racing information. “We’re excited to be working with the team from GiG, and the capabilities they have within paid marketing, which to date has been unknown territory for us. We’re sure that we can do great things together.” The first of its kind partnership for the online gambling company will see the strategic targeting of horse racing enthusiasts, to offer best informed decisions for picking a winner, with both partnerships focusing on their particular strengths.GG.co.uk is to continue to provide expert knowledge and content, while GiG are set to handle all paid media for the brand.Richard Brown, Chief Digital Officer of GiG, added: “The end game for GIG is to be a market leader in all aspects of the world of sports betting. “And the ability to use our proprietary odds marketing technology in a competitive landscape like horse racing is a great opportunity for us, and with Colin & GG.co.uk we have the right publishing partner to deliver exciting results for both parties.“I am excited to launch a first partnership of this kind. GG.co.uk is a leading horse racing site and we believe there is a vast untapped opportunity to strike similar partnerships with other affiliates across other sports.” GiG lauds its ‘B2B makeover’ delivering Q2 growth August 11, 2020 Related Articles Share Share StumbleUpon GiG ups code security oversight with Checkmarx July 10, 2020 Submit