Elsevier’s Latest Brilliant Idea: Adding Geoblocking To Open Access (Techdirt)

Techdirt: Elsevier’s Latest Brilliant Idea: Adding Geoblocking To Open Access. “We’ve just written about a troubling move by Elsevier to create its own, watered-down version of Wikipedia in the field of science. If you are wondering what other plans it has for the academic world, here’s a post from Elsevier’s Vice President, Policy and Communications, Gemma Hersh, that offers some clues. She’s ‘responsible for developing and refreshing policies in areas related to open access, open data, text mining and others,’ and in ‘Working towards a transition to open access’, Hersh meditates upon the two main kinds of open access, ‘gold’ and ‘green’.”