Leading academics in fields as diverse as biology, computer science, and law have spoken out and taken action for “open access” which includes novel publishing models that do not set up barriers to access, models where neither Wiley nor Elsevier nor e
[Though] most people hate digital rights management (DRM) schemes on digital goods like software and music, that’s exactly what we’d all like for our identity information. For example, I’d love to be able to control how my bank uses, stores, shares,
Open-access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. What makes it possible is the internet and the consent of the author or copyright-holder.
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