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Re: perpetual access to licensed content

This is an issue which we considered very carefully in drafting the
'PA/JISC' model licence in the UK (see

I also touched on it in a recent piece for Serials Review entitled
'Archiving electronic publications: what are the problems and who should
solve them?'

There are actually two separate issues which are often (confusingly, in my
view) rolled together:  that of continuing access to material previously
subscribed to, after termination of the licence, and that of genuinely
long-term (who can say 'permanent'?) preservation and archival access,
e.g. from a national library or other repository.

Sally Morris, Secretary-General
Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers
South House, The Street, Clapham, Worthing, West Sussex BN13 3UU, UK

Phone:  01903 871686 Fax:  01903 871457 E-mail:  sec-gen@alpsp.org.uk
ALPSP Website  http://www.alpsp.org.uk

Learned Publishing is now online, free of charge, at

----- Original Message -----
From: "Lesley Ellen Harris" <lesley@copyrightlaws.com>
To: <liblicense-l@lists.yale.edu>
Sent: 02 November 2000 00:26
Subject: perpetual access to licensed content

> I know that the issue of perpetual access to licensed electronic content
> (after the expiration of a license) has been discussed on this list.  I'm
> wondering if anyone can refer me to any articles that discuss this topic.
> Thanks.
> Lesley Ellen Harris
> Copyright, Licensing & E-Commerce
> lesley@copyrightlaws.com
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