[IRTalk] Sci-Hub and Information Apartheid | Academic Librarian

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Wed Mar 9 09:33:20 SAST 2016

In the U.S., copyright exists “To promote the Progress of Science and
useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the
exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries.” Once that
“limited time” becomes almost perpetual, which it basically has, *there’s a
moral case for arguing that current copyright law is unjust law that
creates a form of information apartheid for researchers* who aren’t
affiliated with the relatively wealthy institutions that can afford the

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