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In my talk, I'll discuss the current state of legal Open Access as it faces challenge from publishers and regulatory establishments above and from extra-legal filesharing bubbling under the surface. Specifically, I'll discuss how the case of Aaron Swartz exposes the ethical culture of the "guerilla open-access" undercurrent that seeks to disruptively advance the OA mission. “The world's entire scientific and cultural heritage, published over centuries in books and journals, is increasingly being digitized and locked up by a handful of private corporations. Want to read the papers featuring the most famous results of the sciences? You'll need to send enormous amounts to publishers like Reed Elsevier” (Swartz 2008).


Paper and slides delivered at World Philosophy Day, St. John Fisher College, Nov. 21, 2013.

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