Re: Authors "Victorious" in UnCover Copyright Suit

From: Albert Henderson <NobleStation_at_COMPUSERVE.COM>
Date: Thu, 10 Aug 2000 22:48:07 -0400

on 10 Aug 2000 Stevan Harnad <> wrote:
> I am not missing the point. I am stressing a crucial distinction, so as
> to prevent the refereed journal literature from continuing to have its
> fate linked to the non-give-away literature, whose writers write for
> fees or royalties. My recommendations having nothing to do with the
> latter, and everything to do with the former; the distinction must be
> made, and what is right for the one is not right for the other.
> (I normally repeat ritually, like a mantra "the non-give-away literature
> = books and magazine articles written for royalty or fee" but I used a
> short-hand this time and said only books!)
> But I am fairly sure that Al Henderson is not just referring to the
> royalty/fee literature...

        To clarify, I was emphasizing refereed journal
        articles, monographs, etc. when I said that
        authors give nothing away. They exchange rights
        for recognition and dissemination. Self-archiving
        lacks distinction at best and, at worst, may confuse
        a work with all the amateur stuff unleashed on the
        web with all the best intentions.

Albert Henderson
Received on Mon Jan 24 2000 - 19:17:43 GMT

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