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I told them nothing
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Oasis have been sending me blogs about a survey they did:http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk/blog...6#more-186. I distinctly responded to their survey with the request that they pay me for my copyright but this aspect would appear to have been ignored in their survey. A few years ago I received a load of documents in the post to sign over my copyrights to them which I promptly ignored. At the time they knew that they were most vulnerable to the copyright problem over backlogs which they covered by not letting the contractors upload without validation from Planning authorities.. This elephant in archaeology was also eluded to by The London HER officer in one of the oasis blogs

Quote:One obvious problem with this is copyright, and so we have been working with our legal team to draw up a copyright agreement we can send out to organisations who have deposited reports with us over the years. Now given the number of reports we hold, just over 12,000, this is going to take a long time, so is unlikely to happen very soon
http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk/blog/oasis/?p=151

Anyway imagine my surprise when some very badly photocopied facsimiles of my reports which I had supplied to satisfy to unenforcable parts of a brief somehow were up loaded to the so called oasis presumably validated by my local planning authority without any uploading from me. I have tried finding any reference to this process in their survey or blogs particulrly the HER one http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk/blog...1#more-171 but it appears to be a secret, presumably commercial. I quite like the juxtaposition of these comments though

Quote:Yes, providing that the data attached to the report doesn’t replicate the HER – see previous comments. I’m not about to assist in making the HER redundant!”

“Yes. When we originally set up the Worcestershire Online Archaeology Library, we envisaged it as a temporary measure until OASIS could take them. I’d rather there was a single place to go for all data, and that place should be OASIS, not individual county systems.”
.....nature was dead and the past does not exist
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Marc Berger Wrote:... it appears to be a secret, presumably commercial. I quite like the juxtaposition of these comments though

[ghost of UnitOfOne says : copyright ; ha ha]


also what is to be done about this situation,ie ; "... providing that the data attached to the report doesn’t replicate the HER – see previous comments. I’m not about to assist in making the HER redundant" !!!
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