Sci-Hub (Freedom of Information)

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« on: February 12, 2016, 02:59:45 pm »
Yeah, so I can't believe that Sci-Hub exists and the story behind it is a critical engagement that will help decide what our future looks like, win or lose.

Sci-Hub is an academic research platform self-described as "the pirate bay of academic papers." The ingenious part - to me - is that every paper that the system accesses on behalf of a researcher is also duplicated into network storage outside of the control of the big three to six journal publishers. It's for real as Elsevier has already filed legal action that would settle for thousands of dollars on the paper, resulting in damages up to hundreds of millions of dollars (ironically, well beyond the cumulative cost of each paywall paper).

Anyhow - for the moment - peruse the planet's published academic knowledge at your leisure.
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« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2018, 05:46:52 pm »
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