i'm not anti-copyright, but i've yet to hear a good explanation as to why scientific research paid for with taxpayer money should be published in expensive journals, with neither the authors nor the peer reviewers getting paid for their work


@devurandom <s>with the authors not being paid for their work</s>with the authors having to pay a substantial amount to even get published

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@schnittchen especially so. like, at least when regular books are published, the author gets money from every copy bought!

@devurandom it's a coordination problem. Changing it would require many actors (the authors) to initially act against their own interest (publishing in less renowned journals) so that eventually everybody benefits.

Nash equilibria are nasty beasts.

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