Wiley Interscience: Where Legal Threats are Apologized For

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Yesterday, I wrote about Wiley Interscience and the Society of Chemical Industry making legal threats against fair use: Wiley Interscience: Where Science Meets Legal Threats.

Today, Shelley Batts received an apology from them:

We apologise for any misunderstanding. In this situation the publisher would typically grant permission on request in order to ensure that figures and extracts are properly credited. We do not think there is any need to pursue this matter further.

Congrats to everyone who helped get the word out about the threats. You helped Shelley and the rest of the science-bloggers out.

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Not much of an apology. “We do not think there is any need to pursue this matter further.”

Sure they don’t. Greedy scums.

Is the title meant to contrast with ID-related individuals and groups, where baseless legal threats are the modus operandi, often retracted but never apologized for?

What Gary said.

Go to Retrospectacle and read the whole thing, and see if you can figure out what’s changed.

The title is parody of the slogan found in the emails sent to Shelley: “SCI - where science meets business”. I used such a parody yesterday and felt like I should use another one.

Mengele, how can Genie Scott lose a lawsuit if she was never actually sued?

Go try to find some information that she or NCSE was ever served with the lawsuit you are thinking of. Go ahead, look at court records. You won’t find any information.

WrongwayMengele must be talking about the frivolous-lawsuit-happy Caldwell, who dropped his claim.

Hmm, I must have remembered it wrong. I thought Caldwell filed against the magazine but never filed papers against Genie and NCSE; although, he threated to and/or claimed to have done it.

Okay, he never served Genie with the suit. That was what I remembered.

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They *still* don’t get it.

You don’t need permission to make a fair use.

Oh no, the evolutionists never make legal threats, no sir!

Why don’t you ask Eugenie Scott about the guy she slandered and who sued her?

Then it was his legal threat, not hers, you effing moron.

And anyway, who ever said that evolutionists don’t make legal threats? If you creationist types don’t want people to think that you’re all cretins, why do you always act like you are?

And anyway, who ever said that evolutionists don’t make legal threats? If you creationist types don’t want people to think that you’re all cretins, why do you always act like you are?

who ever said they don’t want people to think they’re cretins?

they take pride in their ignorance.

ignorance is strength.

just ask fearless leader, he’ll tell ya.

who ever said they don’t want people to think they’re cretins?

I asked them a question. I’d be happy to have them agree that they’re all cretins. I do believe, however, that some would deny it.

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;)The most perfidious way of harming a cause consists of defending it deliberately with faulty arguments.

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