Emerald Group Publishing Limited’s Use of the Attributor Anti-Piracy Service
Connotea Imports 2012-07-31
"[T]he Emerald Group Publishing Limited...is expanding it's use of Attributor to detect copyright violations from "cyberlockers" to "the full breadth of the internet," and it requests the URLs for her personal, institutional, and corporate websites so that they can be excluded from Attributor searches and its "legally-binding takedown notices." ...Will this expanded use of Attributor affect self-archiving of articles from Emerald journals? ...[I]t would appear that the author can: (1) self-archive an article on his or her personal website, (2) self-archive an article in his or her institutional repository, and (3) self-archive an article in a subject archive (the restriction is for “systematic archiving of works by third parties,” not self-archiving). Institutional repository staff or subject repository staff cannot archive articles for authors...."