Archive for November, 2012

Judge Rules for UCLA Twice in Video Streaming Case

Monday, November 26th, 2012

For the second time in just over a year, a federal judge has ruled in favor of UCLA in a copyright case involving video streaming for instructional purposes.

In October 2011 Judge Consuelo B. Marshall with the U.S. District Court in Los Angeles dismissed a lawsuit brought by Ambrose Video Publishing Inc. and the Association for Information Media and Equipment, which alleged that UCLA violated copyright by streaming DVDs of performances of Shakespeare’s plays. She allowed the plaintiffs to file an amended complaint but ruled against that as well; her second ruling was issued on November 20.

Compliance with NIH Public Access Policy to be Enforced

Friday, November 16th, 2012

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced that it will enforce compliance with its mandatory public access policy beginning in Spring 2013.  At that point, the NIH will begin to hold processing of non-competing continuation awards if publications arising from the awards are not in compliance with the policy until the publications are in compliance.

Further information is available in an NIH Guide notice.