18th Century mentality in the 21st Century
barry_roth at YAHOO.COM
Tue Nov 20 19:33:13 CST 2001
Mary Barkworth <Mary at biology.usu.edu> wrote:
And then there is the next point - how many of us are worth suing?
Well, that was, perhaps obliquely, my point about economic advantage: it would have to be one Pow'rful thesis to be such a valuable trade item to University Microfilms that they would undertake the cost of legal action. Lawyers receive higher hourly rates than most biologists I know. Furthermore, I would expect the doctrine that academics can liberally quote from each other's writings to apply. Maybe the copyright assignment is written in a way that makes that point explicit. Has anyone got such an agreement form in their files?
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