15 July 2012

The Warehousing And Delivery Of Digital Goods? Nearly Free, Pretty Easy, Mostly Trivial

One of the most important moments in the rise of a radical idea is when the fightback begins, because it signals an acceptance by the establishment that the challenger is a real threat. That moment has certainly arrived for open access, most obviously through moves like the Research Works Act, which would have cut off open access to research funded by the US government. That attack soon stalled, but the sniping at open access and its underlying model of free distribution has continued. 

On Techdirt.

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