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on the record
"Knowing the extent of how things went, I may have second
guessed myself. I didn't expect a big commotion to happen."
- ALBERT DeFLURI, Engineering junior, about his Valentine's Day
prank that led to a police response on Thursday in Angell Hall.
"will.i.am. wanted the Hawaiian pop performer as the
female member of the Black Eyed Peas, but... BEP settled on
- GREGORY HICKS, Daily Arts Writer, with a fun fact in his ode to
singer and Pussycat Dolls member Nicole Scherzinger.
"We are here from Indonesia representing 2,700
ex-(sweatshop) workers from Adidas. We stand here before
you asking your solidarity in getting Adidas to
pay us our legal serverance pay."
- ASLAM HIDAYAT, formerAdidas garment worker, at a protest in
the Diag regardingAdidas' treatment of workers after
the abrupt closure oftheir PTKizonefactory.

"Butch Cassidy and the Michelin Man"
- Facebook user Dave Faling on students makinga "Harlem Shake" video in the
Reference Room of the Hatcher Graduate Library.
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Whiskey lovers, rejoice!
Maker's Mark has
reversed a decision to
cut the alcohol in their
bottles from 90 proof to
84 proof. Phew. Without
those six extra proofs,
how would we get on top
of tables? Handle a night
at Skeeps? And, would
cheesy bread still .
taste as good?

he University, launched a now-sus-
pcn ed Orphan Works Project that aimed
to make works with unknown rights hold-
ers available. Aiken pointed out that many
works that the University determined to be
orphaned had living authors or were still in
"This is interference with the authors'
commercial rights. It's not the job of a uni-
versity to make the decisions about these
rights," Aiken said.
Courant affirmed that the initial process
of orphan-work identification was flawed,
and the project was suspended.
"No orphan works -not one - were made
available to readers in error," Courant said.
"However, it's now clear that reliable iden-
tification of orphan works is difficult and
U.S. law dictates that 70 years after the
author's death or if the rights are otherwise
waived, the work enters public domain.
Two-thirds of HathiTrust's contents are not
accessible for full reading for this reason, as
these works retain copyright and cannot be

freely distributed. In the HathiTrust, public
domain works are fully viewable, a practice
Aiken affirms as legal and approved by writ-
Works that still retain copyright, how-
ever, may be searched, and users can see the
pages where their keyword exists.
Google Books often provides a "snippet"
of text to show the keyword in context of the
searche,s. Both providers show the book title,
author's name and other basic information
about the text.
Hasbrouck said this prevents readers
from using the book itself. For instance, an
author may offer the book on his or her ad-
supported website that readers could use,
and the author would get money from ad
revenue on the website.
With HathiTrust, this is money lost.
Google's "snippet" technique is even more
"Looking at the index does substitute
for looking at the book itself," Hasbrouck
said. "There's been an attempt to portray it
as something'that has no economic corise-

quence for authors at all."
Only individuals who are scanning books
to develop the archive can read the copy-
righted books in full.
Laine Farley, executive director of the
California Digital Library, said HathiTrust
is spawningnew academic studies even with
books that aren't fully accessible.
"We're already seeing evidence of new
types of scholarship that can come out
of access to these works," Farely said. "If
they're not (readable), just knowing that
they exist has increased the ability of our
scholars as well as the public to find those
Twenty-first century enlightenment
While authors, publishers and the enti-
ties who seek to publicize their work slog
through legal disputes, technology surges
"I sometimes say that, every once in a
while, this University stumbles across some-
thin'g that' changes the world," Duderstadt

said. "This is one of those world-changing
Duderstadt hailed HathiTrust, along with
massive open online courses, as a factor in
the current "21st century Enlightenment."
"Now if you have a cell phone, you not
only have access to millions and millions of
volumes of books' knowledge, but you have
access to learning capability for free," Dud-
erstadt said. "We're providing access, not
only to knowledge, but to learning for the
Duderstadt recalled a friend, who recent-
ly relocated to China, having his furniture
moved in his new country when one of the
movers approached him.
"You know, I'm taking a course in com-
puter programming from MIT," the mover
said. "It's pretty hard."
Duderstadt's friend replied, "Well, why
are you moving furniture if you're taking
this course?"
"Well, five years from now I don't wanna
be a furniture mover," he replied. "I wanna
be a computer programmer."

A small meteorite crashed into Russia
on Friday, shatteringglass and causing
injuries throughout the Urals region.
Great way to deliver a late Valentine to
Earth, Space.


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The newest dance sweeping the nation
involves a lone masked dancer - til the beat
drops! Cue hundreds of half-clothed people
shaking it in one space. Not sure what it
means, but we're gyrating along with them.


Media outlets
flocked to cover the
return of a disabled
Carnival cruise
ship that caught on
fire off the coast of
Mexico during its
voyage. The ship
lost all power and
reeked of feces
and urine, giving a
whole new meaning
to "poop deck."


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