>A New York District Court has granted Elsevier's request for a preliminary injunction against several sites that host academic publications without permission. As a result the site's operators are now ordered to quit offering access to infringing content, while the associated registries must suspend their domain names.
How can we neutralise the damage that's about to be dealt?
It's not baseless though. Yes these companies are complete jews, but from a legal standpoint they have every right to stop these sites from illegally distributing their works for free.
As opposed to say, a public library?
Seriously, I want to see the arguement made that they are providing library services to those who do not live within a reasonable distance to a public library.
Do you think the public library in Autaugaville, Alabama stocks a wide selection of academic journals?
It's easy enough to download torrents of the entire database. Plenty of people do this on a regular basis. If libgen is shut down, almost immediately a new server will spring up with the old database. Libgen is an open system, not a closed proprietary database that can be destroyed by a crude court order.
I am a Russian citizen, I live in Russia[s], ama[/s], and here is my unhumble opinion.
It is a great justice that sci-hub is closed. Why? Because it was shit. It had tracking scripts in it (mc.yandex.ru), it didn't use HTTPS, it asks for money ... using WebMoney and Yandex.Money (both services are proprietary), its owner, Alexandra, owned an official page of the resource in Russian social network VK (you must bind your mobile phone account to VK account in order to use it, and at least in Russia mobile phone account is bound to passport (an ID document of Russian citizen, so is in Kazakhstan, where Alexandra presumably lives)). Too strange for intrisically illegal site.
I think that the site was controlled by MVD (abbrevation for police in Russia) and FSB (abrevation for counterintelligence and surveillance service in Russia) in order to collect info about its users in order to have compromising information for them to be able to blackmail them.
it was one. The first my rgument is that the site was used to compromise the privacy of its visitors.
The second my argument is that the site kept the downloaded papers for itself. Yes, the papers were uploaded to libgen, but ... to own libgen servers, not publicly available ones. This forced the users to use sci-hub, not any libgen site. The custom libgen setups were protected with captcha to prevent automated download.
All these became makesense if the one would assume that the site current target was not to provide sree access to knowlege, but to be a HONEYPOT for the pirates.
>The Judge notes that under current law researchers and the public are allowed to publicly share “ideas and insights” from the articles without restrictions. People can also freely use the copyrighted articles for research or educational purposes under the fair use doctrine.
You're allowed to know stuff that we won't let you know in the first place. Also, you're allowed to use stuff that you don't have access to!!
Who the fuck is this retarded judge??
• you have no right to read
• the State grants no such right
• reading is a privilege
• you must pay for privilege
• failure to pay is piracy
• how do you plead?
>amerikucked circuit cour corrupted by publishing industry: pls show up to court or we suspend domain name
>based ruskis: lol nah
ruskis get a new domain name with a foreign registrar or better yet, an onion link, go back to feeding in my dota 2 games and all is right with the world
you guys are getting too worked up over nothing
>zero seeders on 90%
If only we could make a more distributed version, where in order to access information you have to host some of it. Maybe this could be done using something like the bitcoin blockchain.
There are systems like Perfect Dark that work this way. If a more generic implementation of the core idea was possible, it would be ideal. Hopefully it could also track the population of each chunk ID, and prioritize distributing the rarest.
Yeah, remember the time when TPB and KAT were down?
US court can't do shit against the Russ.
Torrents are decentralised, they don't allow enough control to fit Alexandra's needs.
There are own copyright faggots (we call them copyrasty (кoпиpacты) which is made by combining the words copyright and faggot (pederast (пeдepacт) in Russian)) in Russia. There are officials who steal people's money too. If elseveir stoped its contracts with russian science orgs, these officials will lose a part of their income. So if elseveir blackmailed russian govt with terminating contracts, sci-hub would be immeadeately blocked.
they don't have most of the papers from sci-hub
I think she won't do this because it would eliminate the metainformation collection potential.
what is it?