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Re: [tor-talk] Anonbib November papers without papers

22.12.2014, 13:35 Philipp Winter:
> On Sat, Dec 20, 2014 at 09:12:58PM +0100, Sebastian G. <bastik.tor> wrote:
>> while there are more pressing issue, or not I had noticed previously
>> that all papers on anonbib from November 2014 have no papers. Well
>> November wasn't over, but now it is December.
>> Up to August 2014 papers have papers "attached" to them. I'm referring
>> to the PDF files.
>> Is there any reason why there aren't any papers.
> You are referring to the WPES and CCS papers.  The reason for that is
> that WPES and CCS are conferences whose papers are published by the
> academic publisher ACM.  ACM is one of the worst offenders in open
> access.  You can only read their research papers after paying quite a
> bit of money.  For people who are not affiliated with a university, it's
> typically too expensive to obtain more than a few research papers.
> That said, many researchers are nice enough to put their papers online
> by themselves so that others can read them for free.  Somebody just has
> to search for these papers and then add the pdf files to anonbib.

So I did, by looking up their tiles and sending an email to anonbib with
updated bibtex entires.

Just "FARB: Fast Anonymous Reputation-Based Blacklisting without TTPs"
couldn't be found by my short search, yet.

ACM would charge $15 for non-members, $10 for members and $5 for ACM
student members for the paper above. Without getting much to know about
the paper, before buying it.

I wonder if Allegany College of Maryland, which would be ACM as well or
if Associated Colleges of the Midwest, which would also be ACM, get the
same discount. They are Association for Computing Machinery, which is
ACM, their ACM I guess.

Not exactly what I call education-friendly. It doesn't have to be free,
though free education would be desirable, but letting people access them
for a reasonable amount of money should be considerable.

Reminds me of Aaron Swartz and his effort to make JSTOR papers freely

> Cheers,
> Philipp

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