Thousands of scientific papers uploaded to the Pirate Bay — Tech News and Analysis

This is a telling quote from Greg Maxwell following his release of 18,000+ public domain scientific papers on bittorrent: "As far as I can tell, the money paid for access today serves little significant purpose except to perpetuate dead business models. The 'publish or perish' pressure in academia gives the authors an impossibly weak negotiating position, and the existing system has enormous inertia."