Letters Why copyright science?

Because we can?

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c5803 (Published 26 October 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c5803
  1. G D Perera, senior technical adviser—reproductive health1
  1. 1International Rescue Committee, PO Box 62727, Nairobi, Kenya
  1. dr.dhammika{at}gmail.com

The world allows institutions and individuals to copyright science.1 Legal provisions allow curtailing of access to findings beneficial to millions through fees or royalties. This is done for ego, prestige, power, and money. No system thinks of knowledge for the masses and of rewarding those who feed …

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