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Scholarly publishing giants like Elsevier own much of the knowledge that academics produce, in the form of the copyright to our articles. In the last few weeks, they’ve stepped up enforcement of their property rights, issuing "take-down notices" to, where some authors have posted PDFs of their articles. These articles were published in Elsevier-owned journals and are legally available only by subscription, often at exorbitant prices.

After journal staff sent the submitted manuscripts to academics to review and created PDFs in the style of the journals, the authors signed away their copyright to Elsevier. So Elsevier is certainly within their legal rights to not allow posting of the final article PDF to third-party sites, whether or an author’s personal webpage.

Some have suggested that we scholars should be actively rebelling against this situation by illegally posting the final article PDF to our websites.

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For those of you like me who were unable to attend the Open Access and Research Conference 2013 the organisers have kindly loaded the videos from both days on AOASG blog.

For those interested in Open Access, these videos are well worth the investment in time to watch.