Who owns notes from professors’ lectures?

Today’s Gazette has a story in which I’m quoted about a new online service called Notesac (a rather unfortunate name). While it is mostly a banal case of a) students sharing notes and b) someone skimming profits off something at universities that wasn’t previously fully monetized, the real story here isn’t reported. The unfortunately-named “notesac” […]

Work for Hire and Oxford University Press

Steven Shaviro recently posted about pulling out of an Oxford University Press collection because they wanted to define his contribution as “work for hire.” This is objectionable for lots of reasons, but in particular because academics should retain the right to be associated with the ideas we produce, and so long as we’re above board […]

Audio in Digital Humanities Authorship: A Roadmap (version 0.5)

Background: 0.1. Existing digital humanities work has largely reproduced visualist biases in the humanities: work with images and audiovisual texts has been thus far assumed to be more primary than work with sound as a text. And yet, sound is one of the major areas where huge gains could be made in digital publication. As […]

Good IP Practice

Since I routinely use this space to complain about the intellectual property practices of various academic publications, I thought I would say something nice for a change. I recently signed publication agreements with Duke University Press (for a coauthored piece with Tara Rodgers that’s going in differences) and the Canadian Journal of Communication. Both had […]