Germany's scientific texts were made free during and after WWII; analyzing them today shows the negative effect of paywalls on science

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These results suggest that restrictive copyright policies slow down the progress of science considerably."
One would never have guessed.

[note sarcasm]

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Not surprising in a world where everything is commoditized, including water (fuck you, Nestle).


It’s so great that they were able to isolate the effects of copyright suspension and that there was nothing else going on at the time which might have effected publication and citation rates. /snark

The same laws are probably responsible for me being born. My father learned German because he was an engineer and needed to read technical papers. My mother was a first generation German immigrant (born 1942, Dresden to a US mother and German father).

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