[pd-discuss] Update on Gale

Jonathan Gray jonathan.gray at okfn.org
Wed Jan 9 19:52:52 GMT 2013

Malicious threats and software security issues aside, it is a great satire
on a pretty sad situation. Gale's restriction of access to public domain
texts is something I've been wanting to write something about for a while,
and now we have a good excuse!

On Wed, Jan 9, 2013 at 8:22 PM, Peter B. Hirtle <pbh6 at cornell.edu> wrote:

>  I talked to our Gale representative. She didn’t know anything about this
> site or announcement but promised to look into it.  She just called back
> and said that it appears that someone has hacked into the Gale site,
> copying its look and its content.  She said that Gale will be releasing an
> announcement shortly that this site has nothing to do with them and telling
> people to stay away.****
> ** **
> The only good news: our IT folks have not yet been able to identify any
> malicious threats generated from my visiting the web site or running the
> software.  They are investigating further, but for now it would appear to
> be a very elaborate hoax.****
> ** **
> Peter ****
> peter.hirtle at cornell.edu****
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