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Scrooge and intellectual property rights

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39048.428380.80 (Published 21 December 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:1279

THE WORLD - WILL THE TREATMENT DIFFER BETWEEN DEVELOPED AND DEVELOPING PART OF THE WORLD

Knowledge is not free- sensible argument. But if you take a journal
like BMJ, it does not pay for the authors.

The author gets the funding through other means. It carries
advertisements as well. Hence a journal similar to BMJ should be given
free access on the net - as in the past.

If free access is not given, a new trend will develop with which the
east will go seperate.

Competing interests:
None declared

Competing interests: No competing interests

24 December 2006
Visahan Y Sabaratnam
consultant surgeon
Sri Lanka