A lawyer’s take on Joe Murphy vs #TeamHarpy.
Farkas wades through Joe Murray’s defamation lawsuit against Lisa Rabey and nina de jesus.
Reported by Jonathan Stempel and published by Reuters. Google Inc on Thursday won the dismissal of a lawsuit by authors who accused it of digitally copying millions of books for an online library without permission.… Read More »Google Prevails Over Authors in Digital Books Case
Has Edwin Mellen Press set a trend? On the heels of Edwin Mellen Press’ lawsuit against librarian, Dale Askey, now OMICS Publishing Group, based in India, is threatening to sue Jeffrey Beall a metadata librarian at… Read More »Another Publisher Wants to Sue Librarians
This document is floating around lots of places online, but the one I’d linked to is no longer live. If you are curious about what started this whole Mellendrama (wonderfully coined by Andy) read below.… Read More »Copy of Edwin Mellen Press Lawsuit and Original Blog Post “Curious Case of Edwin Mellen Press”
The Society for Scholarly Publishing removed two blog posts and associated comments after receiving letters threatening a lawsuit from Edwin Mellen Press. Additional comments about the blogpost removal can be read at the Chronicle’s Wired Campus.
Besides the blogpost removals, it seems that Edwin Mellen Press is making a digital land grab on Dale Askey domains as reported on the Digital Shift. A list of even more domains that EMP owns and, which relate to theMcMaster-Mellen Controversy, are linked off the blog post: Fresh (Possibly Bizarre) Activity in Mellen Press vs Dale Askey lawsuit situation.
It was only a matter of time. Librarians who belong to the Ryerson Faculty Association have begun to boycott EMP and will not purchase any more titles until the press drops the lawsuit against Dale Askey.
While the fervor of Edwin Mellen Press’ lawsuit against librarian, Dale Askey has waned since EMP dropped the joint lawsuit against Askey and McMaster University, there is still the ongoing lawsuit pending against Askey. In response, the Association of Research Libraries and the Canadian Association of Research Libraries have issued a joint statement asking EMP to drop the the final lawsuit. The statement reads:
Read More »Boycott Begins as Librarians Unite Against Edwin Mellen Press