Re: Sports Illustrated policy Ian Woodward 08 Mar 2007 14:02 UTC

Mr. Randall, a series of people indicated they were intimidated by Time
Warner not distributing the issue in deference to public sensibilities.
That may not be your issue, but it was theirs, and that was the issue I
addressed.   (And on more than one occasion, I made reference to the
obligation of the publisher to honor implicit contracts, if that is of
interest to you).    IW

I.  Woodward
Serials Office
Colgate University Libraries
Case Library and Geyer Center for Information Technology
13 Oak Drive
Hamilton, N.Y. 13346
Ph.:   315-228-7306
Fax:   315-228-7029

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The content of this particular issue of Sports Illustrated is *not* the
problem being discussed.  The problem is that an issue is not being
distributed to subscribers.  What that issue contains is immaterial.
subscribers paid for the issue, they are entitled to it, according to
implicit agreement in the subscription.  And that *is* a matter of
ethics, and morals.

Kevin M. Randall
Head of Serials Cataloging
Northwestern University Library
1970 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL  60208-2300
phone: (847) 491-2939
fax:   (847) 491-4345

At 12:58 PM 3/7/2007, Ian Woodward wrote:
>For a commercial corporation to elect to restrict its trade in such a
>manner as to not make the world a little trashier is not a 'scary'
>development.  There is no provision in positive law that compels Time
>Warner to publish an annual stroke book, nor could they be faulted
>a sensible principle of justice, ethics, or morals for electing not to
>distribute one (unless they be in breach of contract).  IW
>I.  Woodward
>Serials Office
>Colgate University Libraries
>Case Library and Geyer Center for Information Technology
>13 Oak Drive
>Hamilton, N.Y. 13346
>Ph.:   315-228-7306
>Fax:   315-228-7029