Nature piece on legal interop for research data

  • Jean Bernard Minster's picture

    Author: Jean Bernard Minster

    Date: 03 Aug, 2016

    Thanks Gail. this is a really good story highligting why scientists are confiused, and are getting weary of the laws. Bernard

  • Paul Uhlir's picture

    Author: Paul Uhlir

    Date: 03 Aug, 2016

    Yeah, we should add it to the list of refs and cite it in an approrpiate
    place.
    Thanks!
    Paul

  • Freyja Vandenboom's picture

    Author: Freyja Vandenboom

    Date: 03 Aug, 2016

    Hello Everyone
    Thank you for the article it's an interesting one indeed. As some of you may know I am a researcher on the european project called FutureTDM that looks at the barriers to text-and datamining one of which has to to with the legal framework.
    I do not agree with Mr Band that no one has ever got into trouble for doing Himmelstein's kind of project. It depends on your definition of 'trouble' but I have come across researchers who have been blocked by publishers for example and gotten into trouble with their university management over this. For FutureTDM I am working on finding evidence/examples and to propose recommendation.
    I was wondering if this topic is of interest to RDA and if perhaps anyone would be interested to help propose a BoF ( if I am not mistaken there is nothing specific on this issue yet). It would be very helpfull for our research to provide the EC case studies and a RDA endorsed statement maybe ?
    Looking forward to hearing from you
    best
    Freyja van den Boom
    Researcher Open Knowledge International

    [http://www.nature.com/polopoly_fs/7.38178.1470146757!/image/WEB_UCSF_201...
    Legal confusion threatens to slow data science
    www.nature.com
    Researcher who spent months chasing permission to republish online data sets urges others to read up on the law.
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    Yeah, we should add it to the list of refs and cite it in an approrpiate place.
    Thanks!
    Paul
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    Thanks Gail. this is a really good story highligting why scientists are confiused, and are getting weary of the laws. Bernard
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  • Puneet Kishor's picture

    Author: Puneet Kishor

    Date: 03 Aug, 2016

    Hi Freyja,
    Jonathan Band, in the article, is referring specifically to "legal penalties" when talking about getting into trouble. You are right that *trouble* is in the eye of the beholder (and the recipient) but legal penalties are in the eyes of the law. Publishers can harass researchers but that doesn't mean the researchers are necessarily breaking the law. Just keep that distinction in mind when collecting examples.
    Now I go back to sleep.
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