A science publisher that holds copyright supreme has a double standard, a science blogger is arguing. This week, science blogger Mike Dunford of linkurl:The Questionable Authority;http://scienceblogs.com/authority/ posted a linkurl:blog;http://scienceblogs.com/authority/2008/08/reed_elsevier_caught_copying_m.php saying that Reed Elsevier had copied some of the content from his blog without permission. While checking out links to his blog, Dunford came across a page run by LexisNexis (a Reed Elsevier company), which contained excerpts from one of Dunford's posts on open access from a few weeks ago, which mentioned Elsevier's profits from 2007. Dunford's name didn't appear anywhere on the LexisNexis page, although there was a link back to the original blog post. Reed Elsevier has some open access content but primarily operates under the traditional publishing model. They have been vocal in their linkurl:opposition;http://www.the-scientist.com/blog/display/54442/ to open access. In his post this week, Dunford said: "I was not asked for, and did not give, permission for my work...
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