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




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