Copyright as Cudgel

Siva Vaidhyanathan, Tidsskriftet for Universiteternes Efter- og Videreuddannelse, Jul 31, 2002
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Good article that has as its essential message the thesis that academics have either been sleeping or backing the wrong side when it comes to the copyright debate. "Together, trends in scholarship, copyright law, and mood have combined to generate a set of assumptions about academic work that are weighted toward the exploitation of professors and the protection of a university's 'property,' and against sharing or distributing knowledge." This article is very much what I would write about copyright and represents, in my mind, an important point of view academics and administrators should heed.
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