Dr. C. Scott Ananian (cananian) wrote,
Dr. C. Scott Ananian

Librarians are THE DEVIL (according to publishers)

It was only a matter of time before the copyright battles spilled over into the libaries: Library "radicals" targeted. Consider Richard Stallman's story The Right To Read: it is *inevitable* that "intellectual property" will begin to push against "core american values" (such as corporate profit?), and the libraries have always held the front of the field in the free-speech wars.

Incidentally, Stallman also has a timely article on electronic publication of academic research which may be interesting to the academics in the audience. I'm pleased that the ACM, which I belong to, seems to have a reasonable and rational system in place, which, although not *quite* as free as Stallman would like to see, is certainly a very good first step. And *much* better than that of the IEEE, which I'm oft ashamed to admit I also belong to.


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