This Library of Academic Papers Lives in Kazakhstan

Piracy? Or progress?

“SCIENCE‚ÄôS PIRATE QUEEN
Alexandra Elbakyan is plundering the academic publishing establishment
[Sci-Hub has been] transforming it into the largest Open Access academic resource in the world. In just six years of existence, Sci-Hub had become a juggernaut: the 64.5 million papers it hosted represented two-thirds of all published research, and it was available to anyone.

But as Sci-Hub grew in popularity, academic publishers grew alarmed.”

https://www.theverge.com/2018/2/8/16985666/alexandra-elbakyan-sci-hub-open-access-science-papers-lawsuit

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sci-Hub

 

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