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Shelley Batts received an email from the Director of Publications at SCI saying that the threats of legal action from Wiley regarding copyright violations was a “misunderstanding” and a mistake on the part of a junior member of staff and that they are happy to see her publishing the chart and graph.

I find it to be entertaining (and very, very sad) that the Director of Publications felt the need to blame the “misunderstanding” on a junior staff member. It’s a feeble attempt on Wiley’s part to redeem themselves after wide-spread criticism around the web. But, the real point, is that Batts doesn’t have to worry about the big-bad publisher coming to get her 😉