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Re: A COUNTER concern.
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- From: Thomas Krichel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Wed, 2 Jun 2004 00:46:09 EDT
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Jan Velterop writes > You are perfectly right Thomas. And we do work with the few known > mirror archives that have all of the articles we publish. But an > important and perhaps so far under-illuminated aspect of open access > is that any server, anywhere, is free to take the articles and > distribute them further, the whole corpus or just a single article, > and anything in between, without having to tell the publisher. yes, but is there a lot of that going on? I am not sure there is, after all, if a paper is o/a available on a site, and I trust the site, why would I put it on my own web server, given all the copyright implications that this may imply. on the contrary, there probably is quite a bit of copying of closed access articles around, as users try to circumvent toll gates by file-sharing and photocopying. I imagine that COUNTER does not account for this, either. So on "copied copies" account it is not clear that server hits systematically underrepresent o/a with respect to closed access publications. Cheers, Thomas Krichel mailto:email@example.com http://openlib.org/home/krichel RePEc:per:1965-06-05:thomas_krichel
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