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Paywall The Movie

This week is international Open Access Week 2018, making it an ideal opportunity to watch or facilitate a public screening of the documentary Paywall: The Business of Scholarship.

Paywall: The Business of Scholarship (above) focuses on the need for open access to research and science, and questions the rationale behind the $25.2 billion a year that flows into for-profit academic publishers such as Elsevier. It explores all of the issues around paywalled and open access academic publishing by way of commentary from academics, publishers, librarians, and open access organisations.

Staying true to the open access model, the movie is free to stream and download for private or public use. It maintains the most open CC BY 4.0 Creative Commons license to ensure anyone regardless of their social, financial, or political background can have access.

As well as watching the movie online, you can attend a screening or arrange your own.

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Also published on Medium.

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