Copyright and Research: A Devastating Critique

From: Stevan Harnad <>
Date: Tue, 2 Oct 2007 12:32:14 +0100

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Andrew Adams (2007) has written a powerful, relentless and devastating
critique of (the Open Access aspects of) Kevin Taylor's (2007) "Copyright
and research: an academic publisher's perspective." Adams cites other
archivangelists in support of his position, but this lucid, timely,
rigorous and compelling synthesis is entirely his own. It will be seen
and cited as a landmark in the research community's delayed but inexorable
transition to Open Access.

    Taylor, K. (2007) Copyright and research:
    an academic publisher's perspective. SCRIPT-ed 4(2) 233-236

    Adams, Andrew A, (2007) Copyright and research:
    an archivangelist's perspective 4(3) SCRIPT-ed 285

(Kevin Taylor is Intellectual Property Director at Cambridge University
Press, a publisher that is on the side of the angels insofar as its
author self-archiving policy is concerned, which is as green as green
can be. However, although Kevin's views on other aspects of copyright
and publishing may well be irreproachable, his views on Open Access need
substantial rethinking.)

Stevan Harnad
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