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April 3, 2018 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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'Public Domain--Just Kidding!' by Barbara Fister

Barbara Fister writes the following on the Library Babel Fish blog:
I know that things in the public domain can be copied and sold by whoever wants to sell them. No rights are reserved, at least in the US, at least theoretically. … This is why having our government documents in the public domain is so valuable. People can build things out of them. Businesses use government information all the time. But the argument that public domain article[s] can’t be shared without payment to a middleman kind of messed with my head. …
[Publishers are] going to own open access, with the high costs transferred to authors and their funders, if we don’t change our ways.

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