Helmut Lachenmann zum 80. Geburtstag: Nichts ist erschlossen

Im November 2015 feiert Helmut Lachenmann seinen 80. Geburtstag. Über mehr als ein halbes Jahrhundert hat der Komponist eine Ästhetik akustischer Freiheit entwickelt. more more


Open Excess

Tuesday 26 May, 2009

As the world awaits the decision on the Google Books Settlement, there is much uncertainty and debate about what it will mean for authors' rights. In Germany, literature professor Roland Reuß has added to the confusion by launching an attack on what he believes to be another enemy of the freedom to publish: Open Access. Publishers, journalists, authors and other sympathisers have signed his petition, which is now in the hands of Chancellor Merkel. Their arguments are hair-raising, deluded and dangerous, says Matthias Spielkamp
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