Re: Helping your self

From: Wolff-Michael Roth (
Date: Mon May 02 2005 - 09:01:42 PDT

This is an interesting issue, of course, as it would seem that the
spirit of is to make important works (part of them) widely
available. It is in the spirit of open access, which has always
characterized Marxism. The contradiction is, of course, that somehow
one has to have procedures in place that make the collective cover the
cost of such ventures rather than the individual. There should of
course be an agreement with the author/translator/editor for doing so.
Personally, I have appreciated being able to access a number of books
and texts on

On 2-May-05, at 8:38 AM, Mike Cole wrote:

> Nate and Andy--
> This morning I was reminded of a request I had made to Nate some time
> back
> and note received a reply.
> At present, Karl Levitin and I,  at several thousand dollars of
> personal expense,  are
> re-publishing the Luria autobiography with added material including
> a  DVD set of
> interviews. Without any request, you folks are publishing this book
> on
> I asked that the unauthorized reproduction end in the hopes that we
> might recover our
> costs. Profits are spent promoting the ideas of the
> cultural-historical school.
> I assume you have a well worked out rationale for your right to copy
> and print the products
> of other people's labor. Seems like a fine topic for discussion here
> on xmca.
> mike
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: who-is-at>
> Date: May 2, 2005 2:28 AM
> Subject: luria
> To:,
> Dear mr.Cole/andy(this e-mail has been sent to both the author and the
> sitemaster).
> I`m a first year student at the university of Tromsų in Norway,
> writing a
> biography of Alexander R. Luria. In my search for sources I found some
> of
> your writings about him. They were really helpfull, and I understand
> that
> your relationship to him must be quite rear.
> Just one thing:
> On the website:
> I`d
> find yor article, Biography: A brief overview of Luria`s life and
> work. I
> took this in use, but couldn`t find the date of publish, which I need
> for
> my references, according to APA-style.
> Could you please help me out on that one?
> Yours sincerly
> Frtihjof Eide Fjeldstad

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