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Locke & I: A Must-Read Philosophical Backgrounder on Access Copyright

Granted, I have a bit of a soft spot for fake dialogues with long-dead philosophers, but I still think that Ariel Katz‘s “Locke and I” (in three parts: 1: A Lazy, Ignorant Company of Stationers, To Say No Worse of Them, 2: Scholars are Subjected to the Power of These Dull Wretches, 3: The Company of Stationers Minding Nothing But What Makes for Their Monopoly) is something you should read if you’re interested in the Access Copyright and why its business model includes suing educational institutions. It’s funny, conversationally-written and provides a lot of broader historical legal context to the mess (including a bunch of things we’ve linked to here on the blog and more). Definitely check it out.


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