Massive Open Online Research

Can we free academic research from the tyranny of the paywall?

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MOOCS are opening up access to education, yet academics still sign away their IP to big publishing companies who then charge students (and academics) for access to their journals. The government is trying to do something about it, but their options are clumsy and expensive. Could we design a platform which would allow universities to self-publish journals easily, quickly, and independently?