Fall 2017 Textbooks Available in Full Text Online

The following Fall 2017 required textbooks are available in full-text through Project Gutenberg online:   ENGL 111 C01 – Introduction to Literature (Harwood, Linda) Frankenstein; Or, The Modern Prometheus by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/84   ENGL 204 – Children’s Literature I (Harwood, Linda) A Christmas Carol in Prose; Being a Ghost Story of Christmas by … Continue reading Fall 2017 Textbooks Available in Full Text Online

Cambridge University Press backs down over China censorship

"China Quarterly is the highly respected journal whose website had been pruned, to comply with Chinese demands, of articles on subjects including the Tiananmen Square massacre, the Cultural Revolution and President Xi Jinping. The publisher’s change of heart followed growing international protests, including a petition signed by hundreds of academics, and the threat of having … Continue reading Cambridge University Press backs down over China censorship

Fix Crown Copyright

"Canada is one of many countries stating a commitment to Open Government. It is also, conversely, one of a decreasing number of countries to retain a legal provision that gives the government the sole right to reproduce and distribute works produced for public consumption. For example, the vast majority of federal US government works are … Continue reading Fix Crown Copyright

Time-Travelling with Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary

"Merriam-Webster now offers a . . . feature called Time Traveler, and it has indeed enabled me to travel in time, because once I start looking at it I find that hours have passed. What could be more bewitching than to see, under a given year, all the words that it birthed, like a squirming … Continue reading Time-Travelling with Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary

Access Copyright v. York University: An Anatomy of a Predictable But Avoidable Loss

"Two weeks ago, Justice Phelan of the Federal Court handed Access Copyright a huge victory in its lawsuit against York University. . . . In a nutshell, York has chosen to ignore the most important question in this case, namely whether tariffs approved by the Copyright Board become mandatory on users. The answer to this … Continue reading Access Copyright v. York University: An Anatomy of a Predictable But Avoidable Loss