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 thereâ€™s an undergraduate at USF who may be skating on legal thin ice by helping students find free electronic copies of their textbooks.
But Tristan Learâ€™s main motivation isnâ€™t 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 â€œpublishing cartelsâ€ and to promote free access to information.
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