Re: Open Access Does Not require Republishing and Reprinting Rights

From: Jan Velterop <>
Date: Fri, 16 Jan 2004 15:46:51 +0000

Hmmm. The moderator is right: I have never suggested that copyright
should be disregarded, let alone the law. Just that the author should keep
his/her copyright and use it to effectuate maximum dissemination and use.

I also can't recall ever having been with CUP. I've been forgetting ever
since I can remember, I admit, but this I surely would not have forgotten.

Maybe reports about the two are related in the sense that they are both


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Iain Stevenson []
> Sent: 16 January 2004 14:53
> Subject: Re: Open Access Does Not require Republishing and Reprinting
> Rights
> [Moderator's Note: I have prepended Jan Velterop's message to which
> Iain Stevenson seems to be replying below. Iain may have been
> replying to something else as I see nothing in Jan's message to
> suggest he is recommending that anyone should disregard copyright:
> He is just recommending that authors retain it. -- SH]
> Jan Velterop wrote:
> > There is nothing against copyright. There is everything against
> > copyright (or exclusive distribution rights) on research articles
> > being transferred to the kind of publishers who subsequently use it
> > to restrict - severely restrict - their dissemination and optimal
> > use. Authors of research articles should keep their copyright and if
> > they use it properly, they use it to ensure maximum dissemination,
> > which is where their real interest lies.
> Gosh, Jan, you've changed your tune since you were at CUP! People can't
> just disregard copyright. it exists and is a good thing. I happen to
> agree that authors should retain copyright and used to practise this
> when I ran journals. I seem to remember you telling me I was dangerously
> liberal then! You can't just disregard a law because it doesn't fit your
> view of the world.
> Iain Stevenson
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