In conjunction with the keynote that I gave at the Computers in Writing Conference this year, I wrote an article for Enculturation: A Journal of Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture. For those who are interested this piece articulates, in a slightly different manner, why I think that Open Access issues are fundamental to the work we do in the academy. In this piece I argue that the conversation about Open Access is just a small part of the larger discourse surrounding knowledge rights and the current effort by a few parties to restrict the flow of culture and knowledge.