Statnews sees a connection between the issues at stake in Diego’s case, and the work that we at Kudos and others including the STM Association are doing around fairer approaches to sharing of work online.
These projects are focused on post-publication sharing; the case against Diego Gómez suggests we also need to think about pre-publication sharing.
quotes Carolina Botero (whose digital rights organization, Fundación Karisma, is helping Gómez) as saying this was rejected by the author as too low.
The situation has been publicized by a wide range of other organizations including the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), Creative Commons, Internet Archive, Knowledge Ecology International, Open Access Button, Derechos Digitales, Open Coalition, Open Knowledge, The Right to Research Coalition, Open Media, Fight for the Future, USENIX, Public Knowledge, Web we Want, and Open Con (most of this list pulled from a letter of thanks from Gómez to his supporters, published on the Fundación Karisma website).
In 2011, Diego Gómez found a 2006 thesis in a library.
From what I can gather, it was online, but unpublished (perhaps on an intranet?APA citations appear in text, within parentheses at the end of the phrase referring to the source.The reference list provides all the bibliographical information on the source, so the in-text citation only requires only the author's last name and the publication year.Nonetheless, the case has dragged on; after several postponements, the final arguments were presented in April this year, with the Judge’s final decision due on May 24th.Colombia’s legal system allows for a prison sentence of up to 8 years for copyright infringement (more than the maximum for a sexual assault or for people trafficking, points out; some suggest that the penalties were made harsher as part of Colombia’s free trade agreement with the US, which wanted to increase protections for commercial copyrights around music, film and so forth — academic copyrights, and transgressors, have been caught up in that). Retrieved from Proquest Dissertations and Theses database. Academic coaches and leadership (Master’s thesis, Royal Roads University, Victoria, Canada).The page number is only given if a specific quotation or section of a source is referenced.This is the sentence that I am citing (Smith, 2016).Paula Hirsch Foster's archive of unpublished ethnographic research and doctoral dissertation drafts was generously donated to the BU African Studies Library in 2002 by her husband, Philip Foster (Professor of History emeritus, University of Rochester).Paula Hirsch Foster lived and conducted research among Acholi of northern Uganda between 19 while a doctoral student at Northwestern University. Dates for when this work was created are uncertain.