Calculated delay in publication of documents

Other Names:
Hindrance in making knowledge available
Deliberate withholding of records
Embargoed information
Louis Pasteur is reported to have delayed publication of his work on cholera vaccine in order to prevent competitors encroaching on his academic and potentially commercial territory.
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
20.05.1999 – 00:00 CEST