Thursday, May 24, 2007

The Future of Copyright Deception at IAC/ThomsonGale/Reuters

Now that Canada's Thomson Corporation has completed its acquisition of Reuters (, Information Today's Barbara Quint reports that there will be management changes at "the ubiquitous full-text aggregator the Gale Group."

Ubiquitous indeed. Ubiquitous, omnipresent, and contemptuous of the law. According to Info Today, Ronald Schlosser, the CEO of Thomson Learning, which includes the Gale Group division, is set to retire as soon as the Thomson-Reuters merger finishes jumping through the regulatory hoops. What I want to know is whether Christine M. Gordon, Gale's senior vice president for copyright & licensing, has survived yet another reorganization. From offices in Foster City, California, and now Farmington Hills, Michicago, she has directed gross malfeasance through more administrations than J. Edgar Hoover.

For the full background, see:

"Introducing the Crimes of Thomson/Gale/Information Access Company"

"The Crimes of Thomson/Gale/Information Access Company [Part 1]"

"The Crimes of Thomson/Gale/Information Access Company [Part 2]"

"The Crimes of Thomson/Gale/Information Access Company [Part 3 and Final]"

"Harper's Archive Online: A Little Historical Nugget"


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