[MOD Note: We would welcome further news from Wiley staff
about the future rollout of download limits for accesses from
IP addresses and other means. Also, are these actions aimed
at systematic downloading, or downloads without payment? These
are not identical things. Thank you.]]
From: Wiley Online Library <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Thu, Sep 5, 2013 at 1:54 PM
Notice of user download limits
Wiley Online Library
As you are aware, publishers' and other content providers'
Intellectual Property (IP) continues to be threatened by a growing
number of deliberate attempts to gain access without paying. These
actors then further weaken our business by posting Wiley's and our
society partners' content on free sites. This takes place every day,
from all parts of the world.
Wiley is a key player in industry groups that have and continue to
take all available actions to prevent this. Yet while we strive to
remain customer-friendly and to provide seamless access to
appropriately licensed content, we have to take appropriate actions on
our own to insure that our IP assets are protected to the best degree
We need to take whatever actions we deem necessary to prevent this.
Therefore, effective immediately, there will be a limit on downloading
activity by registered users on Wiley Online Library. These users will
be restricted to 100 full-text article/chapter/encyclopedia entries
per day based on the previous day's usage. Currently customers who
access content via IP authentication will not be limited. Going
forward monitoring and alerting mechanisms will be rolled out to cover
all access methods.
As many of our peer publishers are also doing, we are taking the steps
that we need to do in order to protect our content, and your
responsibilities to fulfill the terms of our agreements which prohibit
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
Christopher M. McKenzie
Vice President, Global Intellectual Property Management