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Washington Post ... Sci-Hub

„The $10 billion world of academic publishing has been roiled in
recent months by Alexandra Elbakyan, a 27-year-old grad student from
Kazakhstan who set up an online database of 50 million stolen academic
research papers for anyone to download for free.

Scholars have long denounced a publishing system in which they provide
their research for free to companies that sell it at high rates of
return. Some view Elbakyan as a modern-day Robin Hood. The publishers
say she is simply a criminal, relying on a system that uses stolen
passwords to access data. (…)

But the map below shows heavy use around the United States, too.
Bohannon writes that a “quarter of the Sci-Hub requests for papers
came from the 34 members of the Organization for Economic Co-operation
and Development, the wealthiest nations with, supposedly, the best
journal access. In fact, some of the most intense use of Sci-Hub
appears to be happening on the campuses of U.S. and European
universities.” (…)

But even if some government somewhere was able to shut down Sci-Hub,
Elbakyan told Bohannon that the 50 million stolen papers have already
been copied many times, presumably stored somewhere on the dark web.“

via digithek.ch <== fine blog

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Alexandra Elbakyan, the neuroscientist from Kazakhstan who created
Sci-Hub, for instance, was able to rig up a system that basically
jumped the fence of journal paywalls. When someone requested an
article, her system first checked the LibGen database. But if the
article wasn’t there, the system used donated passwords to log into
journal websites, download the article, and deliver it both to the
user who requested it and the main database. It’s a much more
efficient system than theinformal #icanhazPDF economy in which
researchers would request certain documents on social media and hope a
kind soul would provide.

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