[IRTalk] Sci-Hub: research piracy and the public good | Times Higher Education (THE)

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Mon Mar 14 22:32:02 SAST 2016

The old economy is the impetus behind the workaround of Sci-Hub. It
reflects an impatience with the speed of change, even as a good number of
us are working on instituting a new academic publishing economy based on
academic institutions funding “open access” to research. It reflects an
impatience with the lingering monopoly pricing of journal subscriptions
that causes even Harvard to baulk, while excluding many researchers
elsewhere, which runs counter to the very intent of copyright law, namely,
“to promote the progress of science”, as the US Constitution puts it.


*​An article from John Willinsky, the founder of the PKP project and OJS
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