Cornell refuses to sign journal pricing NDAs

Many academic journals require their library subscribers to sign non-disclosure agreements to keep their pricing structures secret.  This is obviously anti-competitive, and precludes any kind of free market from forming.  Cornell has decided it’s had enough of this, and will refuse to sign any such agreement in the future, while making the (often exorbitant) prices it pays for journal subscriptions public.

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Zane Selvans

A former space explorer, now trapped on Earth. Just trying to make sure we don't blow up our one and only spaceship.

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