Stand up for open access. Stand up for Diego.

posted by
August 9, 2016
Electronic Frontier Foundation
by Ana Acosta and Elliot Harmon  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"EFF believes that extreme criminal penalties for copyright infringement can chill people's right of free expression, limit the public's access to knowledge, and quell scientific research. That’s particularly true in countries like Colombia that pay lip service to free speech and access to education (which are expressly recognized as basic rights in Colombia's Constitution) but don't have the robust fair use protections that help ensure copyright doesn't stymie those commitments. Diego's case also serves as a wake-up call: it’s time for open access to become the global standard for academic publishing." (08/09/16)  

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