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The Economist in Support of Open Access

The Economist has an editorial endorsing mandated open access for publicly funded research. It concludes that “government bodies that fund academic research should require that the results be made available free to the public. So should charities that fund research. This would both broaden access to research and strengthen the […]

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April 18, 2012 Comments are Disabled News

The Economist on the State of the Music Industry

The Economist features a lengthy examination of the state of music industry, concluding that the “music business is surprisingly healthy, and becoming more so.”  It notes that “rising income from live performance, merchandising, sponsorship, publishing, online streaming and emerging markets has come to counterbalance losses from declining CD sales.”

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October 12, 2010 Comments are Disabled News

The Economist on Copyright: Shorter Terms, Expanded Fair Use

The Economist has a must-read editorial on copyright, arguing that the law has swung too far toward being restrictive. It argues for shortened copyright terms, renewal requirements, and expanded fair use.

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April 9, 2010 3 comments News

The Economist Debates Copyright

The Economist is conducting a weeklong debate on copyright with the question for discussion "This house believes that existing copyight laws do more harm than good."

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May 6, 2009 2 comments News

The Economist on Piracy

The Economist explores the benefits of piracy.

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July 18, 2008 2 comments News