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Re: [BOAI] Re: THES article on research access Friday June 6 2003
From: Peter Suber <peters AT earlham.edu>
At 04:42 PM 6/10/2003 -0400, you wrote: >On 6/10/03 1:26 PM, "Stevan Harnad" <harnad AT ↵ ecs.soton.ac.uk> wrote: > > > So copyright is certainly not the problem. > >That may be true for certain disciplines, but I can attest that in the >humanities, where we cite original literature, we find it expensive and >sometimes impossible to make our research internet accessible. > >Margaret Margaret, Could you elaborate on this a bit further? I can understand why art historians and art critics have problems. They want to reproduce entire works to illustrate their points. But I don't see any comparable problem for scholarship in literature, history, philosophy, or religion. Citing original literature, and quoting passages in fair use, do not violate copyright. I can also see why copyright would thwart those who want to make anthologies or reprint whole works; but these problems affect all disciplines equally. Best, Peter ---------- Peter Suber, Professor of Philosophy Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana, 47374 Email peter.suber AT earlham.edu Web http://www.earlham.edu/~peters Editor, Free Online Scholarship Newsletter http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/ Editor, FOS News blog http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/fosblog.html
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