#AceNewsReport – May.19: Elsevier, one of the largest academic publishers, is demanding $15 million in damages from Sci-Hub and LibGen, who make paywalled scientific research papers freely available to the public [without permission] A good chunk of these papers are copyrighted, many by Elsevier so cannot be accessed #AceNewsDesk
Elsevier Wants $15 Million In ‘Piracy’ Damages From Sci-Hub and Libgen
Published on May 18, 2017 at 02:45PM: Elsevier has requested a default judgment of $15 million against the defendants for their “truly egregious conduct” and “staggering” infringement. Sci-Hub’s efforts are backed by many prominent scholars, who argue that tax-funded research should be accessible to everyone.
Others counter that the site doesn’t necessarily help the “open access” movement move forward. Sci-Hub’s founder Alexandra Elbakyan defends her position and believes that what she does is helping millions of less privileged researchers to do their work properly…
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