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There's often creative ways around this. For one, emailing the authors of an article and asking for a copy, checking arxiv, emailing a journal and asking for a copy (yes, sometimes they will give you a copy for free) and a bunch of other things.

When I was doing more research I did this occasionally and it worked out good, especially for newer papers.




The original point still stands - it's 50 times easier to click on a wikipedia link. At least.

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It's easier to take a shit on a sidewalk when you are outside instead of using a toilet too.

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Except in this case, thanks to DRM, obfuscation, "secret-club-ism" and some generally really ugly examples of rent-seeking, you're the sidewalk.

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Note to self: Stop posting on websites drunk

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