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Authorized Users Question

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Date: Fri, 22 Aug 1997 16:47:23 -0400
Subject: Liblicense question


As a publisher, I would like feedback from librarians/users about the
definition of "authorized users" for internet subscriptions, particularly
for consortia, and for unlimited simultaneous user licenses which permit
remote access. 

What specific language can you suggest which address the publisher's
interest that the entire world cannot access the information (and
therefore undermine the revenue from those existing subscriptions)? 

What relationship to the universities is reasonable to specify in internet

Is it reasonable to permit alumni to access the databases?  In many cases,
this can increase the potential pool tenfold. 

For consortia, are any physical limitations of access reasonable?  For
example, for a New York State consortium which will be accessing over the
internet, is it reasonable that the access be limited to computers in the
State of New York? 

In particular, I am looking for specific language to define "authorized
users" in the consortia context, and for internet usage. 

Thank you.

David Mirchin
Vice President & General Counsel
SilverPlatter Information, Inc.
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