USF student helping classmates access unauthorized textbook downloads to promote open source ideals
The cost of college textbooks can add to the financial burden of being a student -- but thereâs an undergraduate at USF who may be skating on legal thin ice by helping students find free electronic copies of their textbooks.
But Tristan Learâs main motivation isnât just to save a few hundred dollars per semester.
He says he created the Facebook page Textbook Liberation Project at USF today to help spread the word about free textbook downloads primarily to fight âpublishing cartelsâ and to promote free access to information.
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