Peter Murray
HELP NEEDED: I'm looking to get the terms/conditions of Lexis Academic Universe, but the URL offered seems to be behind a login -- at least when I try to access it from off-campus. Could someone help by sending me a PDF or HTML version of it? I think the URL is
I get it asking me for a login info as well....we have basic lexis, but not the academic universe - Sir Shuping is just sir
Well, heck, that is frustrating. One can't read the terms of service without actually logging in? For heavens sake, I copied the URL from the bright red "Use of this service is subject to Terms and Conditions" -- - Peter Murray
I just double checked we do have academic (who knew?) and I see that link there and even though I'm on campus I still get asked to login... - Sir Shuping is just sir
Hmmm. So what I hear you saying is that one can't actually get to the terms/conditions page -- even from a subscribing campus IP address. Does that say something about the number of people who actually follow that link? - Peter Murray
P.S.: Thanks for checking Andrew and Dorothea! - Peter Murray
Peter yep...and your welcome - Sir Shuping is just sir
Though this is actually the terms linked from Academic: - Meg VMeg
Meg: I'm not sure either of those are specific to the Academic Universe product. They sound like general terms and conditions that would apply to lawyers using the service. (E.g. "The term “Authorized User” means an Eligible Person whom you have identified to LN for purposes of issuing an LN ID.") - Peter Murray
Yep, and I get the same login page as y'all, and then if I click below the login blanks where it says "Terms and Conditions" it goes to that first link. - Meg VMeg
The first link applies to users though, no? It talks about what you can do with the Materials, etc. - Meg VMeg
Actually, the first link is where I got the definition of the term "Authorized User"... - Peter Murray
What makes you think that it's for lawyers, necessarily? - Meg VMeg
Because a "LexisNexis ID" has a pretty unique meaning. I worked at a law school once where students were issued LexisNexis and Westlaw IDs, and that is the screen they would use to sign into those specific-to-an-individual IDs. - Peter Murray
Gotcha. That is totally weird. - Meg VMeg
Something more like these: or None of which are linked from LN, mysteriously. - Meg VMeg
Ah, interesting! I didn't think to search Google for it. Interesting that there is an Academic Universe Logo policy that comes up in the search, but not one dealing with Academic Universe itself. - Peter Murray
Some of the ones in those results are, no? Like this: says it's an agreement between LexisNexis Academic and the subscribing institution. I wonder if each institution has its own terms, though. One of the links I found said "PLEASE CONTACT YOUR ACCOUNT MANAGER IF YOU WOULD LIKE A COPY OF YOUR SIGNED SUBSCRIPTION AGREEMENT." - Meg VMeg
Here's another in that list: - Meg VMeg
Hmmm, yeah, true. But... (Either my standards are too high -- the AMIGOS document is from 2006 and the NE state one is from 2004 -- or I'd prefer to hear it straight from the "horses mouth", if you will.) - Peter Murray
By the way, the reason I was looking for this was because I wanted to publish documents from LexisNexis Academic Universe in connection with a blog post on the history of OCLC's tax exempt status: - Peter Murray
Based on this: "1 (a) Notwithstanding the foregoing, an Authorized User may display a de minimis amount of the Materials on an incidental, infrequent basis for non-commercial purposes to other Authorized Users so long as the Authorized Users are in the same physical location and the mode of display is not through the Internet, an intranet or other types of networking communication like LANs or WANs;" I'd say you can't even quote it if it's "on the internet" (upon which I call BS) - Aaron the Librarian
Well, the text of the decisions themselves cannot be copyrighted (being government documents), so I'm quite comfortable extracting quotations from them. It is the head notes -- the equivalent of subject headings -- and (I think) the pagination markings that might get me into trouble. - Peter Murray