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Blood Online

Bernard Naylor is quite right. This licence term is too restrictive and my
inclination would be to cross it out. But I thought it worth checking
internationally, because I thought that in the US you had solved this
problem of registered users who happen not to be in a normal location? 

Fred Friend 

>Delivery-Date: Wed, 25 Mar 1998 09:54:41 +0000
>Date: Wed, 25 Mar 1998 09:49:07 +0000 (GMT)
>Subject: Blood Online
>From: "B.Naylor" <>
> Has anybody pursued the matter of online access to BLOOD, the journal
> published by the American Society of Hematology?
> Clause 14 of the Terms and Conditions of Use reads:
> For the purposes of this Agreement, Authorized Users of Institutional
> Subscriptions shall be those individuals affiliated with institutions
> who are accessing BLOOD Online via workstations located within the
> institutions' library or research facilities (i.e. the buildings to
> which issues of the Journal are sent or where issues of the Journal are
> housed).  No access to BLOOD Online will be permitted to individuals
> affiliated with the institution who are located at workstations situated
> elsewhere on the institutions' campuses (e.g. lodgings, classrooms,
> offices) or at off-campus sites.
> Apparently, there is no requirement to sign an undertaking and send it
> back, but users of BLOOD Online are assumed to have accepted this
> condition (among others).  My view is that for a University this
> condition is hopelessly restrictive and I am minded to strike it out and
> return the amended Terms and Conditions saying what I have done and why,
> and asking them to accept that our users will use the service without
> that condition applying.  Before I do so, I wondered whether anyone else
> has looked at these terms and conditions and taken a view about this
> particular one.  Maybe we should all act together (that is, those of us
> who haven't already taken action)?
> Bernard
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