An example of Wiley’s academic extortion racket

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.)

About F. E. Guerra-Pujol

When I’m not blogging, I am a business law professor at the University of Central Florida.
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2 Responses to An example of Wiley’s academic extortion racket

  1. Craig says:

    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.

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