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Researcher illegally shares millions of science papers free online to spread knowledge

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by wdb, Feb 13, 2016.

  1. wdb

    wdb Senior Member

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    A researcher in Russia has made more than 48 million journal articles - almost every single peer-reviewed paper every published - freely available online. And she's now refusing to shut the site down, despite a court injunction and a lawsuit from Elsevier, one of the world's biggest publishers.

    For those of you who aren't already using it, the site in question is Sci-Hub, and it's sort of like a Pirate Bay of the science world. It was established in 2011 by neuroscientist Alexandra Elbakyan, who was frustrated that she couldn't afford to access the articles needed for her research, and it's since gone viral, with hundreds of thousands of papers being downloaded daily. But at the end of last year, the site was ordered to be taken down by a New York district court - a ruling that Elbakyan has decided to fight, triggering a debate over who really owns science...

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  2. Denise

    Denise Senior Member

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  3. SDSue

    SDSue Southeast

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    Wow! This makes me so happy!!!

    Now, if she could just get her hands on the PACE data lol.
     
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  4. msf

    msf Senior Member

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    Wow, a Chelsea Manning of science!

    N.B. Kazakhstan is not in Russia.
     
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  5. Marky90

    Marky90 Science breeds knowledge, opinion breeds ignorance

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    Great, then people can actually read the silly psychobabble papers and see how much the data sucks.
     
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  6. GreyOwl

    GreyOwl Dx: strong belief system, avoidance, hypervigilant

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    She is awesome.
     
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  7. *GG*

    *GG* senior member

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    Sounds familiar, sure you have the right name?

    GG
     
  8. GreyOwl

    GreyOwl Dx: strong belief system, avoidance, hypervigilant

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    Maybe Edward Snowden...
     
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    Undisclosed

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  10. msf

    msf Senior Member

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    Did you mean because the person in question used to be called Bradley? Thanks to the newspapers using the new name, I couldn´t remember the old one.
     
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    msf Senior Member

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    Oops. my brain read that as ´a researcher from Russia,´ silly me!
     

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