[INDOLOGY] What HC battle between big publishers & 'rogue' websites could mean for free access to research

Dominik Wujastyk wujastyk at gmail.com
Sun Feb 19 17:57:28 UTC 2023

Thank you for this.  The final paras put the whole issue succinctly:

Siddharthan, the computational biologist, said, “I have seen that students,
even from modest colleges, learn online via open courseware and also
enthusiastically read scientific literature.”

He, therefore, believes that blocking access to scientific literature would
be “severely detrimental” for such students. According to him, the solution
may lie in encouraging the scientific publishing industry to explore
affordable access options for the general public.

“*A parallel is the panic about Napster, BitTorrent etc in the movie and
music industries 20 years ago. That problem was solved not via bans, but
via affordable legal services like iTunes, Amazon Prime, and Netflix
offering the same content*,” he explained.

“People will be willing to pay, within reason,” he added.

(italics mine - DW)
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