At 04:42 PM 6/10/2003 -0400, you wrote:
On 6/10/03 1:26 PM, "Stevan
Harnad" <email@example.com> wrote:
> So copyright is certainly not the problem.
That may be true for certain disciplines, but I can attest that in
humanities, where we cite original literature, we find it expensive
sometimes impossible to make our research internet accessible.
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
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.
Peter Suber, Professor of Philosophy
Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana, 47374
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