Publisher Sues over Pirated ArticlesAdded: Saturday, June 13th, 2015
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Elsevier, an academic publishing company, has launched a lawsuit demanding to shut down the Library Genesis project and the SciHub.org search engine. These websites are very popular in developing countries, where access to academic works is too expensive, and the publisher accuses them of pirating scientific articles it owns copyright to.
Elsevier is recognized as one of the largest academic publishers worldwide, reporting a net income of over $1 billion from offering access to millions of scientific articles. While major universities have licenses to freely provide their staff and students with this content, the academic publications for the rest of the world are behind an expensive paywall. This is why a number of specialized sites emerged that allow everyone to download pirated copies of these works, including the Library Genesis and the search portal SciHub.org.
Statistics showed that such illegal services are very popular in developing countries, including Iran, India and Indonesia, but not very popular among the academic publishers. Elsevier claimed that it is losing revenue and filed a complaint at a New York federal court in the attempt to shut them down.
The academic publishing company explained that the defendants access articles through illegally obtained access credentials, copy the articles and add them to the “unauthorized” library, backed up on their own servers. This is why Elsevier is going to obtain an injunction against the illegal portal operators, search engines, domain registrars and hosting companies, in order to take the “pirate” libraries offline as soon as possible. Moreover, the publisher claimed damages, which could run into the millions.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.
Saturday, June 13th, 2015
|posted by (2015-06-13 15:26:16)|
|I agree these peeps sharing this information should be tortured and killed.|
Think about what the world would become if academic knowledge was made known publicly.
|Oh my god, heaven forbid the poor peeps in 3rd world cesspools can have a chance to educate and improve the lot in life.|
Im sure that those that oppose file sharing are determining ways to keep them in ignorance forever.
File sharing needs something to enhance our image in the world view not just a bunch of fools waving pirate flags and jumping around.
But some sort of program where we glorify sharing and improve an area.
Something like a save the children and do it and credit the creators of the shared files.
But I will put away the soapbox cause the rain of rotten fruit and stones flying my way encourages me to shut up and go with the flow, even though file sharing is beginning to feel like being one of the band members on board the Titanic.
Im not taking pot shots at anybody who shares or of any others, but you have to be blind to not see where we are headed.
We must find a way to sway popular opinion in our direction or Im afraid we are as done as the dinosaurs. Wrong thinking? Do I need a Wahmbulance?
No, Im just a student of history. Even the good guys had to have the popular opinion to succeed.
The story told is written by the winners.
Now who were the losers?
Oh yeah they were the bad guys,or were they?
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