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Re: Conference copyright policy versus the web and scientific ?progress [was Re: CfP Web Semantics (WebS) 2010]

From: Daniel Schwabe <dschwabe@inf.puc-rio.br>
Date: Sat, 20 Feb 2010 22:42:27 -0200
Message-ID: <4B808173.8000001@inf.puc-rio.br>
To: paoladimaio10@googlemail.com
CC: Paola Di Maio <paola.dimaio@gmail.com>, semantic-web@w3.org
just a few remarks

On 20/02/10 21:08  - 20/02/10, Paola Di Maio wrote:
> ...
> I  occasionally chair, and if there are no restrictions I obviously 
> publish the papers online, but the most prestigious academic 
> publications retain copyright.  I also sometimes surrender copyright 
> when someone offers a monetary compensation for my work,  which in the 
> absence of other funding I must accept.
Actually, the copyright issue is a separate one. What we negotiated for 
ISWC was the right for SWSA (the organization that runs the conference 
series) to make a copy of the papers freely available online, not 
exactly the proceedings themselves, which are still in SpringerLink. The 
actual copyright belongs to Springer. The bottom line is that people who 
want to access that information can do so freely, but they must obtain 
permission if they want to make other uses of it (e.g., re-publish, etc...).
> I welcome your invitation to start taking responsibilty for this, and 
> will forward this suggestion to the IEEE events I am involved with 
> hoping to encourage it further. Not everyone may be in your position 
> to threatene to withdraw (yet) but its worth putting in a word (is 
> there a petition anywhere)
> i think the tacit strategy is to publish near camera ready drafts in 
> the open,  I found more and more recently doint that
Most publishers will allow authors to have copies of their works in 
personal sites. As you say, many publish near camera-ready copies, or 
extended versions - it's a first step.

> ...



Daniel Schwabe
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