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Friday, January 24, 2003

Ben McConnell and Jackie Huba, Napsterize Your Knowledge: Give To Receive,, January 21, 2003. A call on knowledge workers to share their knowledge freely on the net. Nothing wrong here except the inane and inaccurate analogy to Napster. The authors should know that Napster is controversial because it disregards the consent of the author or creator. Why invite this controversy into the fundamentally different project of asking authors to consent to open access? Ben and Jackie: The problem is tactical. We have more to lose from misunderstanding than from well-informed opposition.