The Access Principle

Inside Higher Ed is running a brief “interview with John Willinsky”:, the authror of “The Access Principle”: Like many scholars interested in copyright reform and open access scholarship, I preordered this book some time ago and I’m looking forward to reading it. It certainly seems poised to summarize what so much of us have been arguing for a long time now, and on all accounts it is a lucid and thorough treatment of the subject. I highly reccomend it, and will blog more after I get my hands on a copy just to make sure that my positive views are actually justified!


Alex Golub is an associate professor of anthropology at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. His book Leviathans at The Gold Mine has been published by Duke University Press. You can contact him at