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Re: Message from Pat Schroeder re: Librarians

Information, food, clothing, lawn maintenance, utility payments, mortgage
payments, college tuition, etc are all commodities and/or services.  
Similar economic models can be applied to all of them.  It would be useful
to look at information in a wider context- as another commodity or

Norman Frankel

>>> Libsome@isugw.indstate.edu 02/19/01 06:15PM >>>

I would like to know what Ms. Schroeder considers an equitable solution to
protecting an author's copyright and a publisher's livelihood?  Would it
actually be for authors to hold their own copyright and for publishers to
actually value content with a cap on profit?

Mike Somers