At 04:42 PM 6/10/2003 -0400, you wrote:
On 6/10/03 1:26 PM, "Stevan Harnad" <> 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.


     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.


Peter Suber, Professor of Philosophy
Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana, 47374

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