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You know what would (probably) really be a tribute to Aaron Swartz?

Run a Tor exit node in an academic network that is blessed by JSTOR, Springer, etc.

Make a website that surveys which exit nodes are in these blessed networks and turns any URL for a paywall into a rendering using that exit node to access the paywall.

Let professors, students, and staff stand with Aaron by running exit nodes that are configured to only connect to paywalls on their systems.




    > Run a Tor exit node in an academic network that is
    > blessed by JSTOR, Springer, etc.
I like this plan. But what should the school do when Elsevier cuts them off? Maybe we need moles in the publishing companies themselves.


> But what should the school do when Elsevier cuts them off?

Get more schools to do it. Get as many schools as possible to do it. How many schools would Elsevier be willing to cut off just to stop a few technically proficient users without university affiliations from accessing their stuff for free?



websites like this already exist.




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