[LINK] What's Wrong with Copy Protection
Tue, 23 Jan 2001 21:42:28 -0500
On 23 Jan 2001 20:53:21 Danny Yee wrote:
> There are more important things than Madonna at stake. How about
> access to scientific and engineering research - say information that
> will safer bridges to be built? Fortunately academia has a culture
> of open publication, but that's one of the things that is threatened
> by the kind of IP revolution the information hoarders want to stage.
What tradition of open publication are you talking about? Essentially
all scientific journals require the author to assign copyright to the
journal, which vigorously enforces it. Scientific journals in electronic
form are at the forefront of restrictive electronic publishing - ask any
There are a few exceptions - but those are reactions to the above,
exceptions which prove the rule.
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