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Pressure Prompts Publisher to Punt

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Criticism of chapter on pederasty leads scholarly press to drop book on same-sex love in Greco-Roman times.

Publishers Sue Copy Shops for Alleged Infringement

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Boston companies charged with producing coursepacks for Northeastern and UMass without adequate permissions.

The King and Yale University Press

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Thai government, angry over critical biography of monarch, blocks access to publisher's Web site.

Google's Not-So-Simple Side

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Google’s quest to “organize the world’s information” is supposed to make life easier.  But the issues surrounding the company’s book search program have complicated many academics' views of copyright, because they involve many nuances surrounding security, infrastructure and compensation.

The Quest for Crossover Books

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At mega-event of publishing world, university presses try to get general readers with books on food, gardening, pets and Hillary Clinton.

New Model for Scholarly Publishing

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Rice killed its press a decade ago. Now it will return -- with all materials online, but with peer review system akin to print operations.

Rallying Behind Open Access

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Despite opposition from scholarly groups and publishers, provosts of 25 top universities back plan for public databases of research findings.

NEH vs. Historians

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Endowment accuses scholarly group of "inaccuracies and distortions" -- while admitting that it changed peer review system.

Plagiarism Charge

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Tennessee Press suspends sale of new book on Andersonville Prison as author admits inappropriate and uncredited similarities to another work.

Promoting Ethics in Science

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Blackwell, publisher of hundreds of journals, issues guide for editors in hope of preventing misconduct and informing readers.

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