[Taxacom] How to share PDF > copyright, BHL, etc.

Donat Agosti agosti at amnh.org
Sun Aug 25 01:11:34 CDT 2013


Here is our opinion from a legal point of view

Both are not
Treatment: Agosti & Egloff, 2009 . An analysis based in Switzerland.
" The information found in Plazi's databases – taxonomic treatments as well as the metadata of the publications – are in the public domain and can therefore be used for further scientific research without any restriction, whether or not contained in copyrighted publications. " http://www.biomedcentral.com/1756-0500/2/53

Names and collections of names: Patterson et al. . An analysis based on US and Swiss law.
" The group widely agreed that taxonomic names as well as compilations of taxonomic names are established following standardized criteria and in a standardized language. As copyright does not protect content, but individual forms of presentation, neither names nor compilations of names do qualify as works in the sense of copyright law. Consequently, there is no ownership in names and compilations of names and therefore no space for licensing. Names and compilations of names belong to the public domain."
http://names-attribution-rights-and-licensing.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page?action=edit&section=2 
http://plazi.org/?q=node/57  the corresponding ms is in preparation

An analysis based on EU law is in preparation by the Pro-iBiosphere project and will be as draft available after September 1, 2013.
http://www.pro-ibiosphere.eu/show/work/packages_3568/ Task 2.4 in Workpackage 2.

Donat


-----Original Message-----
From: taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu [mailto:taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] On Behalf Of Ricardo
Sent: Sunday, August 25, 2013 1:07 AM
To: taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
Subject: Re: [Taxacom] How to share PDF > copyright, BHL, etc.

I would like to know if description (as below) is copyrighted.

Sensu US copyright, is name of the beetle also under copyright?


. Strongylhim stanleyi Kaszab, n. sp.
Kaszab:1977:109 Taf VI:D  Pac.Ins.Monogr.33 FEMALE. Korper klein, die Gestallt robust, Vorderkorper Schwarzbraun, Flugeldecken, Unterseite und Beine braun. Fuhlerbasis und Tarsen heller oder der ganze Korper einfarbig hellbraun (unreif). Kopf rundlich, Augen kaum aus der Wolbung des Kopfes vortretend (Fig. 31, a), Wangen hoch aufgewolbt und fast so breit wie die Augen, Clypealsutur scharf eingeschnitten. Stirn breit und fiach, so breit wie die Lange des 7.
Fuhlergliedes. Clypeus dicht und fein punktiert, der Grund glanzend, Stirn sparlich punktiert, der Grund chagriniert und matt. Fuhler (Fig. 31, c,d) fadenformig, die Basis des Halsschildes mit etwa 4 Gliedern uber rage nd; das 3. Glied das langste, die folgenden sind ein wenig kiirzer. Halsschild (Fig. 31, a) 1,5 mal so breit wie lang, Seiten sehr leicht gebogen, Vorderecken breit abgerundet, mit ziemlich starkem Langsmittelleindruck.
Oberseite einzeln sparlich grob punktiert, stellenweise fliessen einzelne Punkte zusammen. Der Grund fettglanzend. Flugeldecken parallel, 2,2mal so lang wie die gemeinsame Breite an den Schultern und 4,5mal so lang wie der Halsschild. Oberseite gleichmassig grob punktiert-gereiht, die inneren drei Punktreihen sind der Naht zu allmahlich feiner; die Nahtstreifen sind in der Mitte leicht eingednickt, deshalb sind die Zwischenraume beiderseits der Naht etwas dachformig und fiach, die iibrigen Zwischenraume leicht gewolbt, am Absturz sind die Streifen stark vertieft und die Zwischenraume starker gewolbt. Propleuren mit einzelnen, sehr sparlich stehenden groben Punkten, Prosternum hinter den Hiiften niedergebogen, Seiten der Hinterbrust sehr sparlich, die Episternen dicht punktiert, das Abdomen fein erloschen lederartig gerunzelt. Beine diinn, Schienen gerade; Basalglieder der Vordertarsen ziemlich dick. - Lange: 6-7,8 mm.
MALE unbekannt.


-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Thompson [mailto:xelaalex at cox.net]
Sent: Saturday, 24 August 2013 10:07 PM
To: bayshark at bigfoot.com; taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
Subject: Re: [Taxacom] How to share PDF > copyright, BHL, etc.

Interesting question, Vratislav,

from a technical point, there are a number of "cloud" storage facilities now

available online so this can be done.

The issue, at least for Americans (USA) is copyright.

For most works before 1923 (what we can the Mickey Mouse date, that is, the year that Mickey Mouse was created and, hence, under USA Law that remains the start of copyright protection and Disney / Hollywood will never allow that year to be changed) there is no problems and the Biodiversity Heritage Library program is providing copies of anything before that year.

So today if you want earlier literature, it is most lively already available

on the web at the Biodiversity Heritage Library program. And while I have an

excellent personal library, I find it is FASTER to get a page from BHL than going out and find the book!

Also, see their explanation on
http://biodivlib.wikispaces.com/Licensing+and+Copyright

Yes, there is a "Fair Use" provision for "research," but that apply only to an individual. Yes, you can use something published after 1923 for your OWN research, but you can not share with others, even other researchers.

Yes, all scientists need to be aware of the copy-right issue and try to make

their publications "open-access," although the Academic Publishers who try to control the market will prevent this as they want their 40% profit margins, etc.

Oh, well,

Sincerely,

Chris


-----Original Message-----
From: Ricardo
Sent: Saturday, August 24, 2013 6:42 AM
To: taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
Subject: [Taxacom] How to share PDF

Hi,



I would like to create a virtual library with papers in PDF format dealing with the Tenebrionidae family that could be shared with other entomologists / taxonomist.



Is there any advice that you could give me about what would be the best place to store this files on the internet?



Regards







Vratislav

(name) Vratislav Richard Eugene Maria John Baptist

(surname) of Bejšák (read as a Bayshark)-Colloredo-Mansfeld

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