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Re: Using databases for data mining research

I suppose Matt does (in his situation) have to put in a gibe in 
his second paragraph but am I not (as an author) at his mercy if 
I am not able to pay for admission into one of his journals?  I 
have not looked at the suite of creative commons licenses but I 
did think that some of them did allow licensees to make some 
restrictions e.g. to suggest that for-profit bodies did not have 
the right to use the content without permission or payment.

Anthony Watkinson

----- Original Message -----
From: "Matthew Cockerill" <matt@biomedcentral.com>
To: <liblicense-l@lists.yale.edu>
Sent: Monday, August 07, 2006 12:36 PM
Subject: Re: Using databases for data mining research

> Well, open access vendors generally explicitly allow it and
> actively encourage it. Tthat's a key benefit of full open access
> under a creative commons license - you don't have to ask for
> permission, it is explicitly granted.
> e.g. see
> http://www.biomedcentral.com/info/about/datamining
> As for non-open access vendors - you're really at their mercy.
>>From what I hear, some are reasonably willing (as long as you
> agree to abide by their rules - typically no-commercial use and
> no redistribution), some less so.
> Matt
> On 4 Aug 2006, at 18:29, Sloan, Bernie wrote:
>> I was recently contacted by an academic researcher who would like
>> to make use of electronic resources for data and/or text mining
>> research. It would involve downloading large quantities of the
>> vendor's data. I am not sure if they have a specific resource in
>> mind yet and it's not yet clear to me what the research entails
>> (the researcher contacted me right before leaving on vacation).
>> The researcher is unsure of how to approach a vendor with a
>> proposal like this, and asked me for advice. I know UC-Irvine
>> recently announced the results of a text mining project they did
>> using data from the New York Times. How common is something of
>> this nature, and do vendors generally comply with such requests?
>> Thanks!
>> Bernie Sloan