Re: Open Archiving: What are researchers willing to do?

From: Stevan Harnad <>
Date: Wed, 17 Nov 1999 12:23:51 +0000

On Tue, 16 Nov 1999, Marvin Margoshes wrote:

> People who violate law for any reason, even based on ethics not greed, need
> to know that they are subject to punishment in court. The fact that the
> property is intellectual doesn't make it any different than taking physical
> property that you don't own.

Except that in this highly anomalous case, it is their OWN intellectual
property they are GIVING AWAY, not someone ELSE's they are STEALING.

This anomaly will be resolved, sensibly; blindly repeating the formulas
of another kind of literature (and another medium) resolves and
clarifies nothing.

Stevan Harnad
Professor of Cognitive Science
Department of Electronics and phone: +44 23-80 592-582
Computer Science fax: +44 23-80 592-865
University of Southampton
Highfield, Southampton
Received on Wed Feb 10 1999 - 19:17:43 GMT

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