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I clicked on the link to the film; but I was not able to get it to play on my apple computer. I'm not sure if I don't have the correct program or if the link was somehow bad. Anyway, it sounds very interesting.
Below is link to and excerpt from a news article concerning the initiative by a group of 11 countries: the U.K., France, Italy, Austria, Ireland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovenia, and Sweden, to require that by 2020 any research that received government funding be published in Open Access journals free from any paywalls.
Courtesy of the National Coalition of Independent Scholars (NCIS) , here is another take on the same story from an unsigned article on the Guardian website entitled: "Predatory publishers: the journals that churn out fake science: A Guardian investigation, in collaboration with German broadcaster Norddeutscher Rundfunk, reveals the open-access publishers who accept any article submitted for a fee"