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[*] posted on 5-12-2020 at 12:21

In context of copyright I think it is always important to remember that copyright was set up over the 15-18th centuries in Europe as a means of producing more art. It is not a classical moral tradition of human beings to award artists exclusive control over the distribution of their works. It is an economically focused law that was created to generate practical benefits.

As such, if copyright is no longer bringing practical benefits, it should be modified, perhaps gradually to respect the fair expectations of people who produced works under the expectation of a certain legal regime. But nobody should be fooled into believing that authors or publishers have a natural "right" to this system. It is an artificial system, created by governments and economists, for the benefit of the public at large.

[Edited on 04-20-1969 by clearly_not_atara]
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[*] posted on 6-12-2020 at 01:21

Here is some interesting information
benefits of applying the philosophy of open science to research

Open science is the movement to make scientific research (including publications, data, physical samples, and software) and its dissemination accessible to all levels of an inquiring society, amateur or professional. Open science is transparent and accessible knowledge that is shared and developed through collaborative networks. It encompasses practices such as publishing open research, campaigning for open access, encouraging scientists to practice open-notebook science, and generally making it easier to publish and communicate scientific knowledge.

The Open Notebook Science Challenge, now directed towards reporting solubility measurements in non-aqueous solvent, has received sponsorship from Submeta, Nature and Sigma-Aldrich

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[*] posted on 6-12-2020 at 12:20

Luckily we have sci-hub.
By the way, have you noticed how much weight Alexandra has gained? :o
She looks like a stereotypical babushka now :D
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[*] posted on 6-12-2020 at 16:50

Wow, nice story about Alexandra Elbakyan...Sounds like a smart woman, with a clear and realistic, open and progress based vision...I think in the face of history...way ahead of her time!!! :)

Terrible how the 3 letter organisations tried to smear her...Haha, saying it was them Russians again, Hahahaha their close mindedness is only rivaled by their complete lack of "cold war era" type creativity! Not a single one of the arguments put forward on the motive of the Russians makes any logical sense. I bet they just saw it as a incredible danger... all that "dangerous knowledge" available to anyone. Well hellooooo...cold war is over...21st century of freely available scientific information and education has arrived.

After some personal experiences with these people... these people are driven obsessively by control , paranoia and fear...the worst decision making motives there are. IMO they should be put on a far bigger leash by law... and a committee of better educated and smarter people should be appointed to make sure they don't impart control over things they just are aren't able to understand or see the implications of. :) Smearing and intimidating people like that is how they operate and has nothing to do with justice or the law.

[Edited on 7-12-2020 by nitro-genes]
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[*] posted on 7-12-2020 at 18:17

If you really want my answer you going to have to pay>>>>>>>>>>>>

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[*] posted on 7-12-2020 at 19:42

"Information Wants To Be Free"

In my opinion, The Galaxy's Most Resilient Bittorrent Site, The lovely Pirate Bay along with B-OK are the largest,freest (as in un-censored/regulated aside from cost) libraries to ever exist since we started writing.

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Mark Twain

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