‘Matter Of Public Importance Concerning Entire Scientific Community’ : Delhi HC Refuses To Restrain LibGen Publications

first_imgNews Updates’Matter Of Public Importance Concerning Entire Scientific Community’ : Delhi HC Refuses To Restrain LibGen Publications Shreya Agarwal6 Jan 2021 9:12 AMShare This – xThe Delhi High Court today re-issued notice to Libgen on a copyright infringement plea by publishers Elsevier Ltd, Wiley India Pvt Ltd, and American Chemical Society, even as Sci-Hub undertook to restrain from publishing any articles from the publishers’ journals on its website until the next date of hearing.While SciHub voluntarily made the undertaking, LibGen went unrepresented today as…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Delhi High Court today re-issued notice to Libgen on a copyright infringement plea by publishers Elsevier Ltd, Wiley India Pvt Ltd, and American Chemical Society, even as Sci-Hub undertook to restrain from publishing any articles from the publishers’ journals on its website until the next date of hearing.While SciHub voluntarily made the undertaking, LibGen went unrepresented today as well. The Single Judge Bench of Justice Midha, however, refused to grant any relief to the publishers against LibGen, stating that as the matter was of public importance and would affect the scientific community at large, no order could be passed restraining Libgen at this stage.Sr. Adv. Amit Sibal appearing for Elsevier pressed vehemently for an ad interim order, stating that, while a majority of the material produced by them is available on subscription basis, some material is also available publicly. However, the former, is the incentive for the publishers in the first place.He stated that due to the manner in which the paywalls were hacked into, even searching for these articles results in further infringement, and therefore, there was no other way than to block these websites.Several intervening applications were also filed by different parties seeking to be impleaded into the matter. Upon Justice Midha asking Sibal whether he would like these parties to be heard before any restraining order was passed in the matter, Sibal said that they would want to file a reply to the application.Justice Midha then asked, “Subject to filing of your reply, do you mind if we atleast hear them, as this is a matter of public importance, concerning the entire scientific community?”Refusing to retreat, Sibal submitted that qua LibGen, Elsevier would still like a relief.Expressing its disinclination to grant such relief, the court said, “This is a matter of public importance, we need to hear them atleast. The court had taken a view that the written statement should come, I am not going to go against that view.”The court then granted SciHub 2 weeks’ time to file its written statement. The matter has been fixed for further hearing on Feb 23.In a previous hearing, Sci-Hub had undertaken before the Delhi High Court to restrain from uploading, publishing, and making available any article till Jan 6.Both Sci-Hub and Libgen claim to host nearly 80-84 million research pieces face charges of infringing copyrights of work by the publishers. They provide free access to paywalled research material of various publishers.While Elsevier publishes journals like The Lancet and Cell among 2,500 others, Wiley publishes nearly 1,700 journals. The American Chemical Society is one of the world’s largest scientific societies and publishes the prestigious Journal of the American Chemical Society.While Sci-Hub had agreed to not put out anything new and citing the plethora of material running through 2169 pages, put forth by the petitioners, it had sought time to file a response.Sibal had argued previously that the defence had no case in the first place as the matter involved open infringing of copyright. He sought a direction to internet service providers, the department of telecom and the ministry of electronics and information technology for blocking Sci-Hub and Libgen, and said that he would give the links which have to be removed.Citing that the defendant websites have been around since 2011, the court enquired of the publishers what took them so long to wake up from their slumber to move court, to which they replied that litigation in other countries took long.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

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Discover the power of loyal members

first_imgSixty percent of members say they’re “highly loyal” to their credit union, according to CUNA’s 2015-2016 National Member & Nonmember Survey. That’s equal to the proportion of highly loyal members found in last year’s survey.The persistent strength of members’ loyalty level is good news, considering that today’s members have numerous and ever-expanding choices in the financial services marketplace.Loyal members aren’t just recurrent users of credit union products and services. They’re also ambassadors who bring in new members. And they speak up for the credit union cause on issues on Captiol Hill or in the statehouses (“MAP links loyalty and advocacy,” p. 34).“But what members say is not always a predictor of what members will do,” says Jon Haller, CUNA’s director of corporate and market research. “When members have so many other options, it takes more than loyalty to keep them going back to their credit union again and again. Top-notch, convenient products and services are crucial.” continue reading » 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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2007 SUMMIT COVERAGE: Businesses must overcome ‘fog’ of pandemic preparedness

first_img See also: Adding to that miasma is the state of US healthcare. In part because of a shortage of workers and the physical limitations of medical centers, the system has little “surge capacity” for the huge influx of patients a pandemic would cause. “We have basically taken [the healthcare] system and sucked it to the bone,” Osterholm said. Maintain flexibility. Osterholm recognized the uncertainty involved in pandemic planning and stressed that plans need malleability so they can adapt to the elusive realities of a pandemic. “Anyone who develops a concrete plan is making a mistake,” he said. “Be capable and be flexible. Another layer of mist comes in the form of making decisions about vaccines and antiviral drugs. Osterholm lauded companies like Roche for increasing production of antiviral drugs like osteltamivir (Tamiflu), but said it remains unclear how effective these drugs will be against H5N1 if it becomes the pandemic strain. How high mortality rates will be Overcome pandemic fatigue. Recognize that some executives may see pandemic planning as no longer important, Osterholm said, calling the phenomenon “pandemic fatigue” and saying, “Acknowledge, accept, and plan around pandemic fatigue.” Osterholm spoke at CIDRAP’s “Business Preparedness for Pandemic Influenza: Second National Summit,” held this week for hundreds of leaders in business, government, and academia. How effective and plentiful antiviral drugs and vaccines will be—and when they’ll be ready Osterholm, director of the University of Minnesota’s Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP), publisher of CIDRAP News, said that several factors cloud the preparedness landscape: Even if companies stockpile antivirals, they face another dilemma: when to use them. If they were to withhold them during a first pandemic wave anticipating a more severe second wave that didn’t happen, people would question the decision, Osterholm said. Likewise, leaders could decide to distribute stockpiled drugs during the first wave, only to discover that the second is more severe. “When do you blow your wad?” he asked. How our communities will mitigate damage “Pre-pandemic” vaccines can be stockpiled in the hope that they may provide some protection against the influenza strain that ultimately causes a pandemic. However, as pointed out by vaccine expert Gregory Poland, MD, in a separate summit presentation Tuesday, a vaccine targeted to the specific pandemic strain would take months to develop and distribute. Feb 7, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – Orlando, FL – As businesses develop pandemic preparedness plans, they need to cut through a “fog” of uncertainty about exactly what pandemic influenza will look like and how their companies will be able to respond to it, infectious disease expert Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, said at a summit in Orlando Monday. The result, said Osterholm, is that “the availability of protective vaccine during the first wave of a pandemic just won’t be there.” He added, “For most of the world’s population, a vaccine will never be available throughout the duration of a pandemic.” Work around “just in time.” “Don’t try to change the global just-in-time economy,” he said. “That’s like swimming up Niagara Falls. Forget it. You’ve got to work around it.” And with estimates of the mortality rate in a pandemic ranging widely, Osterholm surmised, “We don’t really have a clue” about how many people will succumb. How many waves of the pandemic will occur, and how severe they’ll be Pandemic planning can produce its own haze as planners grapple with issues like ensuring their supply chain or determining government’s role. “We talk about what we might do or can do, but we really don’t know,” Osterholm said. “There are so many uncertainties.” This extends to experts’ estimates of how a pandemic might behave. “We have only a general sense of what the next pandemic influenza strain is capable of doing in terms of human illness or subsequent collateral damage,” he said. Add to that today’s just-in-time economy, in which supplies arrive as they are needed so that companies minimize storage costs. “It is the reality of today’s economy,” Osterholm said. “It’s what MBAs are made of.” That reality, though, means that “even a hiccup” of disruption will mean serious shortages, he predicted. Full text of Feb 2007 HHS report on community mitigation measureshttp://www.pandemicflu.gov/professional/community/community_mitigation.pdf Other steps businesses can take, according to Osterholm, include: “You’re not stuck to a plan,” he said. “You’re stuck to a process.” In addition, said Poland, director of the Mayo Vaccine Research Group in Rochester, Minn., drug companies—even at maximum worldwide production—could deliver only enough vaccine to inoculate 1% to 2% of the world’s population. Shining some light into the pandemic cloud, however, is the recent document on community mitigation measures by the US Department of Health and Human Services (see links below). “You don’t want to have a [pandemic planning] policy inconsistent with this document,” Osterholm said. How our overloaded healthcare systems will cope How our global just-in-time economy will affect access to goods and services He took his “fog of pandemic preparedness” concept from the theory of the “fog of war,” a state of ambiguity soldiers can find themselves in when they doubt their own capabilities and feel unsure of their adversary’s capabilities and intentions. Feb 1 CIDRAP News story: “HHS ties pandemic mitigation advice to severity” Learn from veterans. We need to look at those in the military who have studied the fog of war to explore what to do when unsure about what steps to take.last_img read more

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Unai Emery makes bizarre Shkodran Mustafi claim after Arsenal choke against Crystal Palace

first_imgAdvertisement Unai Emery makes bizarre Shkodran Mustafi claim after Arsenal choke against Crystal Palace Shkodran Mustafi’s error gifted Wilfried Zaha a crucial second goal against Arsenal (Picture: Reuters)Unai Emery claimed Shkodran Mustafi ‘has been consistent all season’ after his calamitous display against Crystal Palace blew the race for the top four wide open.The Germany international was partly at fault for Christian Benteke’s opener, the former Liverpool flop’s first goal in a year, by allowing his opponent a free header before gifting Wilfried Zaha the opportunity to regain the lead after Mesut Ozil’s equaliser threatened to turn the tide in Arsenal’s favour.Mustafi made no attempt to challenge for an aimless long ball, hoping his goalkeeper Bernd Leno would clear the danger, and was horrified when he turned to see Zaha race through and beat his compatriot.AdvertisementAdvertisementArsenal had kept six clean sheets in their last seven matches but Mustafi’s presence – he was only playing due to Sokratis Papastathopoulos’s suspension – heralded the return of familiar defensive failings.ADVERTISEMENT Emery post-Palace: Today we lost a big opportunityTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 7:36FullscreenEmery post-Palace: Today we lost a big opportunityhttps://metro.co.uk/video/emery-post-palace-today-lost-big-opportunity-1909956/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘Sometimes he can play very well. I prefer to speak about the consistency in the season,’ said Emery on the performances of Arsene Wenger’s £35million signing.‘We are, every player, helping, playing with a big performance. Today also when you can defend. Against Benteke and Zaha you can suffer more.‘If today we were better in the set pieces maybe we could win this match. In all the season I think he has been consistent.’Arsenal missed the opportunity to move into third place, ultimately slumping to a shock 3-2 defeat, after Tottenham’s defeat at Manchester City and face a difficult trip to Wolves in midweek looking to get their top four bid back on track. Wilfried Zaha gave Arsenal’s makeshift defence a torrid afternoon (Picture: Getty)‘On Wednesday we have another chance with Wolves.‘We have progressed and it gives us the chance to fight for the top four. On Wednesday, three points will give us the opportunity to be in this position.‘We lost an opportunity today. But now we finish it. If we win on Wednesday… who knows it’ll be difficult. At the moment, it’s in our hands.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Commentcenter_img Metro Sport ReporterSunday 21 Apr 2019 7:01 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link61Shares Christian Benteke opened the scoring against Arsenal with his first goal in a year (Picture: Getty)Emery added: ‘Bad result. We know how to win again again, again at home, we have been doing. Today we played a team with very good players. The first goal gave them confidence. The second goal for them takes off our confidence.‘In the first half we didn’t play with control. Yes, with possession – they defended very deep and well. In the set-pieces today, usually we have done better but today it didn’t happen.‘We are being consistent but it’s difficult to be in the high level each moment. Today the result was disappointing for us. We will analyse this match. Advertisementlast_img read more

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JOY Sports on Multi TV kick start “Premier League Show” every Tuesday

first_imgBeginning Tuesday 8th October, 2013, JOYSports “PREMIER LEAGUE SHOW” would debut on the JOYSports Channel on Multi TV @ 7pm prompt. The Premier League Show is a sports magazine programme show that showcases the on and off the pitch action from the English Premier League.The idea is to take a retrospective look at all that transpired in the Premier League on match weekends with emphasis on the following:HIGHLIGHTS PACKAGE-This segment comprises of all the goals scored on a matchday weekend from all the various league stadiaTOP FIVE GOALS OF THE WEEK-These are the stand out goals that are scored on match weekends. The decisions would be made by our technical experts in-house.TOP THREE SAVES OF THE WEEK-This refers to the top three saves made by the goalkeepers of the teams in action on match-daysCONTROVERSIES OF THE WEEK-Controversy has always been a big part of the game and could be on or off the field of play which normally has a telling effect on the outcome of the game.This segment would focus on these actions by the characters involved.ie,players,technical team,officials,fans,etc. EPL NEWS/GOSSIPS-These are stories that precede matchdays and events off the pitch involving actions or inactions of the characters involved that is deemed newsworthy.DISCUSSION SEGMENT-This segment focus on the highs and lows of match days and a general summary of events f the weekPRIZE CORNER-QUESTION OF THE DAY-This is a segment where viewers stand the chance of winning prizes based on predictions made and providing answers to questions asked on the programme.You have every reason to make “THE PREMIER LEAGUE SHOW” your reference for the World’s most passionate and followed football franchise.Join Kwame Dwomoh-Agyemang and his team of expert analysts as take an introspective look into the English Premier League. Remember is 7:00pm prompt,this and every Tuesday at 7:00pm prompt with repeat broadcast on Fridays @ 6:00pm.last_img read more

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Monmouth Park Charity Hosts Annual Fashion Show

first_imgOCEANPORT – The Monmouth Park Charity Fund will be hosting the annual Winner’s Circle Fashion Show Luncheon on Friday, Aug. 24, at Monmouth Park Racetrack.The event will feature fashions presented by Coldwater Creek and Brooks Brothers. Female models will be provided courtesy of Model Team Management LLC of Ocean Grove.Paul G. Gaffney II, president of Monmouth University, will be the guest speaker. The event also will include the presentation of the Volunteer of the Year Award along with a gift auction and 50/50 raffle.Proceeds from the event will benefit the Monmouth Park Charity Fund whose mission it is to raise and distribute funds to nonprofit agencies throughout Monmouth County. These agencies provide services for health care, those at risk in the community and those in need of special services. Since the organization’s inception in 1946, more than $8.7 million has been distributed to local nonprofit agencies providing these services to residents of Monmouth County.Event co-chairs are Eleanor Williams and Denise Martin.Tickets are $55 per person and may be purchased by calling Mary Ann Martin at 732-571-5325 or emailing [email protected]last_img read more

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Mallard’s Team of the Week — Kootenay Rhythm Dragons

first_imgThe Kootenay Rhythm Dragons returned from the Kelowna Dragon Boat Festival with the consolation prize . . . as well as some nice looking hats.The festival attracted six women’s teams and 12 mixed teams from as far away as Nelson, Calgary and Victoria. Mallard’s Source for sports would like to add to the impressive results — and nice hats — by honouring the Rhythm Dragons with Team of the Week accolades for their consolation prize.The Kootenay Rhythm Dragons began as Nelson’s first dragon boat team in January 2004 when a group of dedicated women decided to form the club.Through commitment and hard work by this non-profit association funds were raised to purchase the Green and Yellow Dragon Boats.The team in Kelowna includes, (in no specific order) coach Jeanette McCarvell, steers person Janet Stephenson, manager Lauretta Bulanoff and paddlers Yvonne Burrows, Brooke Campbell, Dianne Carlson, Sandra England, Sophie Goodwin, Linda Hoffman, Willa Horsfall, Dawn Jacobsen, Jill Jacobsen, Carla Klein, Frances Long, Lorna Maxwell, Rae McCreignt, Patty McMillan, Deb Myers, Judy O’Leary, Marlene Pozin, Jude Schmidt, Diane Tulloch and Mary Walters.Missing, Lily and Cohoe who donated the hats to the team.last_img read more

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AVANTI BELLO PREVAILS BY A NOSE UNDER BEJARANO TO WIN $150,000 TIZNOW STAKES; O’NEILL TRAINEE GETS FLAT MILE IN 1:35.30

first_imgRACE IS ONE OF FIVE CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH DAY STAKES FOR CAL-BRED OR SIRED RUNNERS ARCADIA, Calif. (May 28, 2016)–Trainer Doug O’Neill’s Avanti Bello, who easily dispatched heavily favored Songforjohnmichael turning for home, held off late charging Soi Phet by a nose to take Saturday’s $150,000 Tiznow Stakes at Santa Anita. Ridden by Rafael Bejarano, Avanti Bello, a 4-year-old California-bred colt by Include, pressed the pace and sat just to the outside of the favorite throughout en route to a final clocking of 1:35.30 for one mile.“I knew Boozer and Songforjohnmichael were coming from shorter distances and were going to show more speed today,” said Bejarano. “I pretended to go to the lead to make the other horses go. They went and I found my position and waited as long as I could until the right moment. I knew that Soi Phet was going to come running in the end, so I wanted to save a little bit.“I thought we won. When we got to the stretch I still had a little horse (left) and he was fine.”Owned by Suarez, Keh, Richardson, Roberts and Wonderland Racing Stables, Avanti Bello, who is out of the Mizzen Mast mare Masterful Lass, came off a third place finish at 5-2 in the one mile Bertrando Stakes at Los Alamitos on April 16, but was dismissed at odds of 13-1 in the Tiznow and paid $28.80, $11.00 and $5.60.In garnering his first stakes victory, Avanti Bello picked up his fourth overall win from 13 starts. With the winner’s share of $90,000, he increased his earnings to $233,743.“Rafael thought he was like riding a bike a little in that you have to keep his mind on the game,” said O’Neill. “But, at the same time he’s a horse that is very tempting to shoot off to the lead early with because he has the gate speed. Rafael chose to sit in a reserved spot and when he called on him, he chirped at him he had saved enough for the end.”Last in the field of seven older California-bred or sired horses turning down the backside, Soi Phet pulled himself into a joint third mid-way around the far turn under Kent Desormeaux and just missed in a head bobbing finish.“Gallant effort, I thought I won. I thought I won,” said Desormeaux.Off at 5-1, Soi Phet finished 4 ¼ lengths clear of second choice Boozer and paid $5.60 and $4.40.Ridden by Edwin Maldonado, Boozer was a close second at the rail to Songforjohnmichael into the Club House turn, got shuffled back a bit to the half mile pole but couldn’t go with the top two the final eighth and finishing third, 2 ¾ lengths in front of the favorite.Off at 4-1, Boozer paid $3.20 to show.Fractions on the race were 22.96, 45.93, 1:10.20 and1:22.58.last_img read more

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