[open-science] text-mining restrictions - a plea for more information

Heather Piwowar hpiwowar at gmail.com
Thu Apr 28 21:02:59 UTC 2011

Jenny, this is very useful already!  Thank you!


Heather Piwowar

DataONE postdoc with NESCent and Dryad
  studying research data sharing and reuse
  remotely from Dept of Zoology, UBC, Vancouver Canada
@researchremix <http://twitter.com/#!/researchremix>

On Thu, Apr 28, 2011 at 1:58 PM, Jenny Molloy <jcmcoppice12 at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi All
> Sorry, this is a little after the conversation has occured but I'm helping
> Peter draft the text mining paper so I spent some time over the Easter
> weekend looking up a few license agreements where they were available, in
> order to turn our 'anecdotal evidence' into real exampes. There are quite a
> lot of license agreements on the web (obviously without the contractual
> details such as subscription fee, but that's not important for us). Some are
> posted on the publishers site, others by institutions (well done, the Max
> Plank Digital Library http://www.mpdl.mpg.de/services/ezb-readme_en.htm)
> Anyhow, here is my very non-systematic collection of 10 license agreements
> from some some of the larger academic publishers, including the CDL/Elsevier
> one already mentioned (there are actually 11 entries, but 2 are the same
> agreement).
> https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0AtV3tIqIu0UZdGVMNTAtejhBUlFySGk4QWdrVHJNdkE&hl=en&authkey=CKC-_LQP
> 3 don't mention data/text mining (which isn't to say there isn't an
> additional clause in other versions of the agreement)
> 6 explicity forbid it via various means
> 1 probably forbids it but isn't quite so explicit.
> There are lots more out there, but this is a start at least.
> Jenny
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