[ASC-list] Restriction of Knowledge

JCribb jcribb at work.netspeed.com.au
Thu Jan 26 21:49:58 UTC 2012


Colleagues -

 

Large privately-owned academic publishing houses are asserting control over
the world's new scientific knowledge in a disturbing way - this is knowledge
which all of us, as taxpayers, have helped pay for and which belongs by
right to the citizens of the world and of individual countries that funded
it.

 

Worldwide a number of brave scientists an academics are taking a stand
against this new form of intellectual piracy, knowledge restriction and
exclusion. As science communicators we should be concerned about any trends
to lock up, restrict, limit or control the free flow of publicly-funded
science to the public.

 

Details of the growing protest can be found here:
http://thecostofknowledge.com/

 

Feel free to share this address with your colleagues in science and science
communication.

 

Julian

 

Julian Cribb FTSE

Julian Cribb & Associates

ph +61 (0)2 6242 8770 or 0418 639 245

http://www.sciencealert.com.au/jca.html

 

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