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> JSTOR as dbase to be analysed for corporate corruption of Universities!!!

> JSTOR as dbase to be analysed for corporate corruption of Universities!!!

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Full text of "Guerilla Open Access Manifesto" Skip to main content Guerilla Open Access Manifesto Information is power. But like all power, there are those who want to keep it for themselves. The world's entire scientific and cultural heritage, published over centuries in books and journals, is increasingly being digitized and locked up by a handful of private corporations.

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Editor's Note to Quinn Norton's Account of the Aaron Swartz Investigation - Alexis C. Madrigal We have just published Quinn Norton's account of her life inside the Federal investigation of Aaron Swartz for the alleged crime of downloading too many JSTOR articles too quickly. The story fills in a key time in the investigation, from Swartz's arrest on January 6 until about June of that year. Norton's narrative is deeply personal -- she was romantically involved with Swartz back then -- and it felt correct to let her tell the story her way. This post is intended to provide context for people who have not been following the Swartz case closely. Here is the basic set of facts. The prosecution alleged -- and it seems fairly certain that this part is true -- that on September 26, 2010, Aaron Swartz placed a laptop inside a wiring closet at MIT.

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Life Inside the Aaron Swartz Investigation - Quinn Norton A reluctant witness's account of a Federal prosecution. If you haven't been following the case, start with the editor's note for context. Quinn Norton's grand jury subpoena (Quinn Norton). Once your life is inside a federal investigation, there is no space outside of it. The only private thing is your thoughts, and even they don't feel safe anymore. Google is right: We work better when we're happy New research confirms what Google already knows—greater employee happiness results in higher productivity without sacrificing quality. Economists carried out a number of experiments to test the idea that happy employees work harder. In the laboratory, they found happiness made people about 12 percent more productive. Andrew Oswald, Eugenio Proto, and Daniel Sgroi from the Department of Economics at the University of Warwick led the research.

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