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Is the use of the term "price gouging" really appropriate here? I would
suggest that it has to be used sparingly in the sense that one person's
"pricing gouging" is another person's "reasonable profit". But in this
case NEJM is not making a profit but a surplus. As a learned body, its
owners probably have to make available accounts. Do they show an
unneccessary surplus which Mr. Williams wants them to give away?

Anthony Watkinson
14, Park Street,
England OX20 1RW
phone +44 1993 811561 and fax +44 1993  810067

----- Original Message -----
From: Tom Williams <twilliam@bbl.usouthal.edu>
To: <liblicense-l@lists.yale.edu>
Sent: Wednesday, October 03, 2001 11:02 PM
Subject: RE: NEJM

> Yes Rick, the publishers want to sell and we want to give it away.
> However, we are more than willing to pay a fair price for the privilege of
> "giving it away."  It's the price gouging that we can't tolerate and the
> restrictions on use.
> --
> Thomas L. Williams, AHIP
> Director, Biomedical Libraries and
>  Media Production Services
> University of South Alabama
> College of Medicine
> Mobile, Al 36688-0002
> tel. (251)460-6885
> fax. (251)460-7638
> twilliam@bbl.usouthal.edu