[IRTalk] Eminent Open Access: A Little Thought Experiment

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Fri Mar 25 14:57:37 SAST 2016

*Think about it for a moment. What privately held property could possibly
benefit the public more than the scholarly record?* The accumulated
knowledge of the researchers of the last 100 years or so (i.e., research
articles still under copyright of disseminators as opposed to authors)? Has
there ever been a better public use argument for taking private property
under the government’s eminent domain power? Honestly, what is the benefit
of a road somewhere compared to the scholarly record?

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