[Taxacom] Intellectual rights

Scott Thomson scott.thomson321 at gmail.com
Sun Dec 13 05:26:30 CST 2015

May I clarify please.

What your saying is that a well known species with a type series has been
shown that the types represented two species and these were already
described. Hence have been synonymized with these previously described

Further that in a recent publication the authors have done this but not
given credit to you doing it in 2009.

Would that be a reasonable summary

Cheers, Scott

On Sun, Dec 13, 2015 at 8:09 AM, Dr Brian Taylor <
dr.brian.taylor at ntlworld.com> wrote:

> Hello all,
> I wonder if any of you have any suggestions as to how to deal with a
> publication on Zookeys where the authors claim to have separated a
> previously well known ³species² into being a new junior synonym of two
> other
> species.  I ask this because, after examining fresh specimens, I posted
> that
> synonymization on my two websites, both archived by the British Library Web
> Archive, in 2009. The main website has been on-line in an evolving form
> since 1998.  The Zookeys authors make no reference of any sort to my works.
> They and other researchers from the organisation in question, headed by the
> subject editor for the present instance, have published a number of papers
> in Zootaxa and Zookeys over the past seven years or so but not once have
> they listed my sites as a source of information.  Many others have.  In
> 2011, an author who the Zookeys writers do cite, wrote of my finding of the
> synonymy and had my website among his references.
> In the BZN Discussion on Electronic Publication, March 2009, I previsaged
> this situation by posing the questions ³What constitutes a publication? Who
> is a publisher?². I note that UK copyright law the content of a website is
> automatically protected and does not have to be registered as there is no
> register.
> Thanks in anticipation of your responses.
> Brian Taylor
> www.antsofafrica.org
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