Napster: stealing another's vs. giving away one's own
harnad at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Tue Oct 28 07:30:36 EST 2003
On Tue, 28 Oct 2003, Allen Kleiman wrote:
> Apple computer has launched its iTunes product which, in my opinion, will
> eliminate the cd industry and all who depend on it for a profitable
> business. Furthermore, they have an audio books component that could do the
> same thing to booksellers. This Steve Jobs is some kind of genius and this
> issue has implications for open access.
Consumer-theft technology has no connection with or implications
for open access to the refereed research literature, which is an
author give-away. It would be better for both causes to keep them
as separate as possible.
Please see the American Scientist Forum threads on this topic:
"What About the Author Self-Archiving of Books?"
"Legal ways around copyright for one's own giveaway texts"
"Napster: stealing another's vs. giving away one's own"
"PostGutenberg Copyrights and Wrongs for Give-Away Research"
"On not conflating the give-away and non-give-away literature"
Harnad, S., Varian, H. & Parks, R. (2000) Academic publishing in the
online era: What Will Be For-Fee And What Will Be For-Free? Culture
NOTE: Complete archive of the ongoing discussion of providing open
access to the peer-reviewed research literature online is available at
the American Scientist September Forum (98 & 99 & 00 & 01 & 02 & 03):
Posted discussion to: september98-forum at amsci-forum.amsci.org
Dual Open-Access Strategy:
BOAI-2: Publish your article in a suitable open-access journal
whenever one exists.
BOAI-1: Otherwise, publish your article in a suitable toll-access
journal and also self-archive it.
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