From: Todd Puccio <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Tue, 8 Mar 2016 17:32:05 +0000
Robin Hood didn't have a boss.
From: "Jean-Claude Guédon" <[log in to unmask]>
To Richard, calling Sci-hub a form of civil disobedience is ludicrous;
to others like me, it is conceivable. Only time will tell. But civil
disobedience is not the only available metaphor. Perhaps it is a form
of direct action, or of guerrilla warfare. Many images are available
to apprehend such a situation. Robin Hood is another possibility
Regardless, even if SciHub is an act of civil disobedience or a Robin
Hood act we must keep in mind our own actions in relation to it.
Unless, the retriever of these SciHub articles is a free-agent acting
upon his/her own accord they are part of a larger organization.
A University, a school, a hospital, a research institute etc.
The actions of that person working on behalf of the organization's
goals reflect upon the whole organization.
Rosa Parks and Robin Hood represented themselves. Their (currently)
illegal actions did not put any greater organization at risk. They
were not acting on behalf of or towards the goal of a larger
It is _unethical_ to practice civil disobedience on behalf of your
employer without that employer's explicit support.
Director of Technical Services / Librarian
Nova Southeastern University
Health Professions Division Library
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33328
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