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"In UC's battle with the world's largest scientific publisher, the future of information is at stake":
latimes.com/business/hiltzik/l

Michael Hiltzik of the LA Times summarizes the negotiations between the University of California and Elsevier over open access publishing. Via retractionwatch.com/2018/12/08; more at osc.universityofcalifornia.edu

@11011110 The fact that I only see "Los Angeles Times: we are currently unavailable in your region" is somehow perfect.

@bremner Grr Balkanization of the web. The UC status page is still visible, at least, I hope.

@11011110 Yes, on second glance, the first mention of the LA Times URL also works, just not the one that masto put in a "preview box".

@bremner Oh good. I heard from someone else that the LA Times was making itself unavailable in Europe but I wouldn't think that should affect Canada.

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