A world wide question “why can’t everybody access scientific publications with no financial or legal restrictions?” would definitely be answered by several publishers through recent open access movement.
Open Access publishing provides content free electronic distribution to readers for the benefit of the community. Of course, most of the scholarly Journals or Publishers fall into this Open Access category such as Springer Open books.
The open access movement is been under progressive phase as many of the publishers are into changing their current business models. Recently, the European Union has announced that all scientific papers published there and based on publicly funded research will be freely available beginning in 2020.
To cite few other publishers mentioning about open access, Elsevier is positioning itself to maintain its profits and have no intention of surrendering their dominance and continue to maintain hegemony.