Category Archives: Section 4.1(f)

S 04.1.6

2 responses to “S 04.1.6”

  1. Deven Desai says:

    Time limits on the access pose interesting issues. Unlike JSTOR, Lexis, and Westlaw, where one can obtain a personal use copy of the work and use it when away from an authorized terminal or account, this system (I think) does not allow such downloads or uses. So one is now in a world of pay-to-read or perpetual licensing for content, correct? The answer may be that one has to buy the book to be able to use it more robustly. Yet, given the annotation functions that may occur (and need to be examined) it seems that like Kindle criticisms, this system allows someone to be cut-off from works and perhaps lose one’s personal notes that are connected to the works (i.e., when one loses access to the work, one also loses access to one’s annotations).

  2. We are in such a world, yes. The settlement does leave open New Revenue Models: print-on-demand, in particular, creates explicitly non-time-limited possibilities. But that’s not activated by default.

(f) Subscriber Experience. The experience and rights provided to subscribers and their users under Institutional Subscriptions will be no less favorable to them than the experience and rights offered in the Consumer Purchase, except that such experience and rights will be time-limited to the duration of the Institutional Subscription. In addition, and without limiting the foregoing, Institutional Subscriptions must permit searching the full text of Books in the Institutional Subscription Database and, in the case of Higher Education Institutions, permit users to make available the Books and Inserts in the Institutional Subscription Database to other users of the Institutional Subscription through hyperlinks, or similar or appropriate technology, as described in Section 4.1(e) (Institutional Subscription Terms and Conditions).

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