Guerilla Open Access Manifesto By Aaron Hillel Swartz

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“Guerilla Open Access Manifesto,” written by Aaron Hillel Swartz who was an American computer programmer. He was born on November 8, 1986 and he died on January 11, 2013 at the age of twenty-six. He said “Information is power.” Some people are trying to keep it for themselves. All those books, journals, and articles which were published are now being digitalized and locked up by big corporations. If you want to read those papers he said “you’ll need to send enormous amount to publishers like Reed Elsevies.” Now a days all scientist works are being published in internet and anyone can access it even though project like “Open Access Movement” are trying to stop them from signing a copyright. This stuff are too much to pay for and it is only available to those universities in “First World,” but not available for children of Global South. Students, scientist and librarians are benefiting off of this information, but it’s their duty to share information with their peers and people around the gloves. People who are being locked out of getting this information are not sitting quietly. People are helping them, some let them make a copy of theirs. This is called stealing and it’s illegal, but it’s just sharing a wealth of knowledge. Large corporations are blinded by greed. Politicians passed laws giving those powers to decide who can make copies. “There is no justice in following unjust…