Re: Garfield: "Acknowledged Self-Archiving is Not Prior Publication"

From: Stevan Harnad <>
Date: Mon, 9 Sep 2002 18:02:20 +0100

On Mon, 9 Sep 2002, [identity removed] wrote:

>sh> Currently, copyright law is doing double duty, (1) protecting
>sh> copyright-holders from users who would make copies of their
>sh> texts without paying for them (give-away authors do not want this
>sh> protection) and (2) protecting copyright-holders from users who
>sh> would make corrupted copies of their texts (including copies in
>sh> which someone else is listed as the author). Almost all authors
>sh> still want protection from the latter.

> [identity removed]: This is, I think, a material point that has
> otherwise been overlooked in the debate.

Agreed. But "overlooked" is an operational matter! It's not as if this
point has not been made, in writing (and skywriting), repeatedly, to be
looked over (by those with eyes open to see and minds open to understand!)

    "PostGutenberg Copyright Concerns"

[or just do a google search on: (harnad copyright protection authorship)]

Stevan Harnad

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Received on Mon Sep 09 2002 - 18:02:20 BST

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