More on the File Sharing Contretemps

7 July 2008 at 11:31 am 1 comment

| Peter Klein |

Stan Liebowitz has posted another comment on the JPE file sharing controversy. Stan ups the ante by including, as appendices, a synopsis of the controversy, copies of correspondence between himself and the authors of the original article, and copies of the JPE referee reports and editor Steve Levitt’s rejection letter. Readers outside of academia may enjoy this rare window into the arcane world of peer review. (Via Craig Newmark.)

Question: If the authors of the original paper, Oberholzer-Gee and Strumpf, published their response to Stan, would we refer to it as OS/2?

Update: Stan reminds me to emphasize that the negative referee report from the JPE, the basis of Levitt’s rejection decision, was, in fact, written by Oberholzer-Gee and Strumpf. In other words, there is an OS/2, and you can read it as one of Stan’s appendices. The core of Stan’s paper is a detailed reply to OS/2, arguing that they don’t have a legitimate response to the critiques in his original comment.

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