Here are some items in the July issue of Communications of the ACM that have policy relevance. As always, much of the content in CACM is premium content, and free content one month may require a subscription or fee the next. You need to be a member of ACM or subscriber to CACM to access such content online.
Open, Closed, or Clopen Access, Moshe Vardi
A discussion of CACM’s access policy.
The Dead Souls of the Google Book Search Settlement, Pamela Samuelson
Samuelson outlines the terms of the Google Books settlement, the lawsuit that sparked it, and how they test the intentions of copyright law.