Access to scientific knowledge has been colonized by a few publishers who have improperly laid claim to the ocean of knowledge.
This situation is morally untenable and contrary to law.
It must change because education is a fundamental right.
The parallels between companies such as Reed Elsevier and the exploiters of old such as the East India Company are remarkable.
Scientists are the new indigo farmers.
Journals are the railroads built – not to benefit the population of scholars but to ship raw materials back to England and high-priced goods back to the universities.
Paywalls and DRM are the new salt taxes.
The decolonization of knowledge is a great opportunity for our times.