Sci-Hub blocked in Russia following ruling by Moscow court | News | Chemistry World

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Summary:

"Sci-Hub, the popular pirate site that bypasses paywalls to illicitly host millions of pay-to-read scientific papers, is being blocked in Russia after a court in the country ruled against the site.

Last month, the Moscow City Court ruled that Sci-Hub should be blocked in the country following complaints from the academic publishers Elsevier and Springer Nature, who alleged intellectual property infringement. As a result, Russia’s state media regulator Roskomnadzor (RKN) has blocked Sci-Hub and related mirror sites. It is believed that Alexandra Elbakyan, who founded Sci-Hub in 2011, operates the site out of Russia. Elbakyan did not respond to a request for comment...."

Link:

https://www.chemistryworld.com/news/sci-hub-blocked-in-russia-following-ruling-by-moscow-court/3009838.article

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oa.new oa.sci-hub oa.russia oa.litigation oa.copyright oa.guerrilla

Date tagged:

12/06/2018, 10:40

Date published:

12/06/2018, 05:40