Hrvatin and his college roommate, Robert McGrath, think they can solve the problem by incorporating an iTunes model of single sales. Reducing the cost of individual articles — with some restrictions to protect the publishing business — will help scientists keep up with research and help libraries hold down costs, say the pair, who have named their product ReadCube Access.i wonder at the wisdom of this. already there are a lot of pirated mathematics books in djvu and pdf out there. it wouldn't be that hard to develop a decentralised network to cache illegal copies of pirated research articles ..
.. and yes, it sounds ridiculous: who would pirate a research article?
i asked myself the same thing about textbooks once.