But so much depends on that slipperiest of beasts, prestige. While young researchers are certain to flock to PeerJ, some more senior academics are likely to look down their nose at the new kid on the block...
You've answered your own concern - young researchers become senior researchers, senior researchers become indexed sources; the world moves on.
Newspapers print retractions and corrections all the time (usually in 6 pt font buried on page 5, as a rule). Major print media, however, seem to have a willful blindness regarding all things internet - a belief that if something is not on paper, it can't be real...and so the internet is just something A/V jerks have made up, like Beatle haircuts or moon landings.
Working the internet beat for WaPo must be similar to having to cover pet fashions.
The coding will be laughably easy to decompile (10 bucks says their C&C will be a hard-coded static IP on port 80); and the effort will introduce another generation of computer users into the psychotic effects of copyright.
Really we should be fighting to demand PACER get with the times and modernize its cost structure to be more sane.
Indeed. The 10 cents/page pricing scheme harkens back to the time when someone would have to find the doc, go to the library, put a nickel into the copy machine, then mail the copy. A time when fax was the 'gee-whiz' technology of the day.
The sense I get from Mr. Topolsky's tweets is that the actual butthurt comes from the 'scraping' of his article (as it's mentioned twice); imagine the agony of having so many people liking your work they're actively looking for it, quoting it and *gasp* linking to it.
It's becoming more and more apparent that American media trolls are failing. This can only lead to a yet another outsourcing of a once vibrant industry, with American trolls - once the most feared on earth - fading into insignificance, hoping against hope to hear those 5 little words that would allow their laziness and ignorance to succeed: "There's an app for that!".
Unasked questions are seldom answered. This question - have people at these studios engaged in copyright infringement - will be very carefully unasked by any news outlet that 'matters'. And the old cliche will remain - "if it's not reported, it didn't happen".
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The best ideas are usually the simplest. We are well into the 21st century; if the BPI et al wish to remain relevant, it would behoove them to educate their clients - the rights holders they claim to represent - on the world as it is, not some fantasy 'copyright is a weapon' world that never existed.