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On Aaron Swartz & academic publishing

Here’s something I’m cross-posting from my own blog. It’s related to our conversations in class this past week.

A few days after Aaron Swartz’s suicide — in part triggered by the prospect of a 35-year prison sentence for making a big stash of scholarly journal articles available to the public for free (!) — it is appropriate to think about what is wrong with the state of academic publishing today.

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