And what is EBSCO's role in this? Isn't a library's contract with EBSCO, not Harvard Business Publishing? Is EBSCO earning more revenue from this HBP license requirement to enable deep linking to article content? If so, isn't that just an incentive for EBSCO to do the same with other high-profile publishers?To me it sounds as though we can complain all we like, but both EBSCO and Harvard are legally covered. I guess one more question is how much bad publicity do they want to receive over this policy?
I encourage you to read Peter's entire post.