Peers, review your actions (timeshighereducation.co.uk)

"It’s a well-rehearsed truth that the government funds research; academics do the work, write the papers and give them to a publisher (often paying the publisher for the privilege); other researchers edit the papers, usually for no fee; other researchers provide peer review gratis; yet somehow the publisher ends up owning the result of the whole process – only to sell copies back to the researchers who did the work and the citizens who funded it."

That about sums it up.

Peers, review your actions
http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=26&c=1&storycode=417576