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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Contributions to this project were made by several persons with considerable expertise in diverse professional fields. On the subject of copyright law, indispensible assistance was provided by Abe A. Goldman, retired General Counsel to the Copyright Office and by Michael S. Keplinger, originator of the concept of this project, and now Assistant Executive Director of the National Commission on New Technological Uses of Copyrighted Works (CONTU). Mr. Goldman was responsible for the legal information and interpretations contained in Appendix A and made himself available to provide additional information as the need arose. The project benefited similarly from discussions with Mr. Keplinger who, with the concurrence of Arthur J. Levine, Executive Director of CONTU, enabled additional fruitful interchanges to be held with the professional staff of CONTU. Useful discussions were held with Jeffrey L. Squires and Christopher A. Meyer, staff attorneys and with David Y. Peyton, policy analyst. On the subject of economics, the project was assisted by Professors Yale M. Braunstein and Janusz A. Ordover of New York University who are the authors of Appendix B. Dr. Braunstein also wrote Appendix D. Dr. Ordover, with Dr. R. D. Willig of Bell Laboratories, wrote Appendices Cl and C2.

The clarification of ideas relating to public policy was assisted by discussions with Professor Patrick Eagan of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Project monitors for the National Science Foundation in the Division
of Science Information were Dr. Joel Goldhar, Program Director, User
Requirements and Ms. Helene Ebenfield, Research Economist, Economics of
Information Program. The National Science Foundation Advisory Committe
consisted of Professor William Capron, Harvard University; Professor
Roger Collons, Drexel University; Dr. Eugene Garfield, President,
Institute for Scientific Information; Professor Arthur Miller, Harvard
University; Ms. Barbara Ringer, Register of Copyrights; Mr. Gerald Smith,
Senior Vice-President, Commercial Credit Company; Mr. Robert Stern, The
Conference Board; and Mr. Ben Weil, Exxon Research and Engineering
Company. Their patience, suggestions, and comments are sincerely
appreciated.

Acknowledgment of the assistance provided by any of the above persons should not be construed as necessarily implying their concurrence in the findings, conclusions, or recommendations of this report.

Roy G. Saltman
Project Director

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