We look at some big publishing questions in today’s News Roundup: Why are fraudulent authors allowed to keep publishing? What’s the problem with extending copyright protection? And why are university press books so expensive?
- “Trust But Verify — Identity Fraud and Exploitation of the Trust Economy in Scholarly Publishing”: Scholarly publishing lacks a system to discover identity fraud, nor is there a system for punishing offenders. (The Scholarly Kitchen)
- “TPP Experts Briefing: Informing TPP Negotiators of the Threats of Expanded Copyright Restrictions”: TPP Negotiators heard public input on expanding copyright protection by 20 years. (Electronic Frontier Foundation)
- “What Are They Thinking? UPs and the Road to Self-Destruction”: The model university presses use for pricing is detrimental to their bottom line, says Rich Adin. (An American Editor)