Pirates in the Library – An Inquiry into the Guerilla Open Access Movement by Balázs Bodó :: SSRN

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2016 is the year when piracy finally became an unavoidable topic in the domain of scholarly communications. This article gives insight into the Guerilla Open Access (GOA) movement, which is responsible for the creation and maintenance of massive, copyright infringing, freely accessible online shadow libraries of scholarly works: journal articles, monographs, textbooks. It reconstructs the developments in the western and global academia and scholarly publishing which led to the birth of the movement, and identifies some of the factors its ongoing existence depends on. The article discusses several aspects of the GOA movement: the alliance of scholars in the global centers and at the global peripheries, the alliance of public and clandestine operations, and its relationship with, and its differences from the Open Access (OA) approach, which aims to facilitate the accessibility of scholarly communications through legal means.



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oa.new oa.goa oa.gold oa.publishers oa.libraries oa.law oa.legislation oa.copyright oa.piracy oa.sci-hub oa.journals oa.guerrilla

Date tagged:

08/12/2016, 09:15

Date published:

08/12/2016, 12:16