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Monday, February 17, 2003

Felten slams self-censoring scientists
Computer science prof and anti-DMCA poster child, Edward Felten, slammed a recent article about scientists considering self-censoring research.

The new editing methods will be voluntary and will differ among the 32 publications and scientific associations that agreed to the effort.

In response, Felten argues:

...the research we would be censoring is often the same research that we would use to defend ourselves.

In the current climate, it's not surprising that calls for censorship of research are resurfacing. Apparently we need to have a debate on this topic. What we don't need are slanted arguments that ignore the very real costs of censorship.
:: posted by Bryan, 1:18 PM |

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