What is “Stigler’s Law of Eponymy“? You can either read about Stigler’s law for free on Wikipedia (see here) or pay a company called “Wiley” up to $42.00 to obtain a PDF copy of Stigler’s original 10-page paper — that’s $4.20 per page or $1.00 for every year since Stigler’s paper was first published in 1980. (What make’s Wiley’s extortion racket even more infuriating is that I don’t have free access to Stigler’s 42-year-old paper even though I am affiliated with a major research university.)
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Yes. shouldn’t research papers be like patents (17 years before entering public domain) as they contribute to our body of knowledge, as opposed to copyright law which protects “creative” works for far longer.
Excellent observation. Wiley is an especially bad actor in this regard.