Task 5


Should knowledge be free? I found this video to be a really considered and interesting deep-dive into the ethics of knowledge and journals. Should journals hold a monopoly on scientific publishing, and do journals provide perverse incentives. Are they justifiable, especially considering how small their overheads are and what they are charging. If science is funded by governments and universities, should these institutions and the public have to pay for access to this knowledge. Although illegal, is journalism piracy a form of ethical hacking? Or does ethical hacking only include hacking that is fully sanctioned by governments and companies (whose own actions are often unethical)?

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