Colombian biologist won't go to jail for 8 years for sharing a scientific paper (probably)


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Knowing nothing about this–is this a Net Neutrality related issue? Is it because of some weird digital rights thing in Columbia?

Could it (or a version of it) theoretically happen here?


Those darn scientists need to stop sharing information. They might exchange ideas and help their research, which might lead to scientific advances and helping people. That would be bad. :rolling_eyes:


While it certainly shouldn’t be copyright infringement, or worthy of jail time, publishing someone else’s research is kind of a shitty thing to do. I believe in open science, and I think everyone should share as much of their research as possible, but I’m not sure I like extending that to sharing someone else’s research.


He wasn’t publishing someone else’s research in the sense of presenting it under his own name, he was making the researcher’s already-published work available to others other than by subscription to the journal. I’ve published many articles in closed-access academic journals, and would be delighted if they were widely shared.


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