Re: Copyright: Form, Content, and Prepublication Incarnations

From: Tim Brody <>
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2003 12:46:44 +0000

>On Mon, 17 Nov 2003, Troy McClure wrote:
>>ive been browsing through the citebase and quite a few of such messages came up:
>>"This paper has been withdrawn by the authors due to copyright."
> Stevan Harnad:
> I have to admit that this is the first I've ever heard of any papers
> being removed from Arxiv for copyright reasons. I will ask Tim Brody (creator
> of citebase) to see whether there is a more sensitive way to do a count,
> but using "copyright" and ("remove" or "withdraw") I found 6 papers out
> of the total quarter million since 1991.

There are only 13 "deleted" (flagged as such by arXiv's OAI interface)
papers in, or 0.005%.

One of those papers is available as an earlier version:
(go to arXiv, click v1, get full-text)

Tim Brody
Received on Tue Nov 18 2003 - 12:46:44 GMT

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