Date: September 01, 2018
I’m hardly looking up scientific research papers every day, or anything like that…In fact, it’s a rarity for me anymore.
…But you can rest assured, after twenty years…I’ve ran into this outrageous paywall problem, many, many, many times…
This situation is an outright scandal…It’s unethical…and it normally stops the average person right in their tracks, when they’re attempting to genuinely research something.
What these companies are doing, is tantamount to concealment…with data and information, vital to the influencing and functioning of our culture.
If this content has the potential to have any impact at all on a culture…the people have a moral, ethical and natural right to see it…analyze it…discuss it…all of which are impossible, where access is prohibitive.
This issue is entirely different, from people who just want to steal a copy of a Stephen King novel…or steal a copy of a movie.
Research should not be copyrighted.