Journal of Information Ethics, Vol. 16, No. 2 (Fall 2007)


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About the Author(s)

Robert Hauptman is professor emeritus of St. Cloud State University and editor of the Journal of Information Ethics.

Bibliographic Details

Edited by Robert Hauptman
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 116
Bibliographic Info:
Copyright Date: 2007
pISBN: 1110010000162
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Editorial: Access Subverted     3

Editorial: Rebuttal to “Access Subverted”     4



Peer Review: Three Suggestions in the Spirit of “Mend It, Don’t End It”     6

PsychInfo: Jailhouse Informants     10

Current Issues: GigaBytes, Schmigabytes! Who Needs ’Em?     14


Introduction to Articles from the Third Annual Information Ethics Roundtable     16

Intellectual Property and Coerced Exchanges     19

Mattlage on Copyright Relinquishment     31

Toward an Epistemology of Intellectual Property     34

Comment on “Toward an Epistemology of Intellectual Property”     52

The Controversy over Authorship in Medical Journals     55

Comments on Herrera’s “The Controversy over Authorship in Medical Journals”     71


The Ethics of Pseudonymous Publication     75

Creationism: Religion or Materialism     90

The Ethics of Marketing Faith-Based Commodities     98

Reviews     105

Web Briefs     112

Article Alerts     115

Book Reviews & Awards

“the only periodical exclusively devoted to all of the issues…. Diverse topics”—Choice; “noteworthy for the currency of its subject…intellectually stimulating…a fine blend of the practical and theoretical…a valuable source”—Library Journal; “points to the need for thoughtful exploration of the place of information (and of librarians) in the good (‘ethical’) life, both at the individual and the social levels”—C&RL News; “interesting and informative”—SRRT Newsletter; “interesting mix of contributors…lengthy book reviews”—American Librarians; “welcome…interesting and thought-provoking…highly recommend it for all libraries”—ALR; “readable…important”—People’s Culture; “courageous”—Sipapu; “some of the sharpest and most stimulating essays on the subject…responds to a very real need in the field. …excellent coverage of this difficult and increasingly complicated subject…a valuable and practical tool”—InfoManage; “thought-provoking columns and articles in a readable style…useful to anyone concerned with information in society. …recommended”—Special Libraries; “strongly recommended”—Journal of Academic Librarianship; “carefully edited…provide[s] readers with full discussions on [the] issues”—Library and Information Science Annual; “well-written pieces by librarians and other scholars. This thought-provoking journal should be required reading for students in library and information science programs and by practitioners and policymakers”—Magazines for Libraries.