Z-Library shutdown ends years of free, but illegal, college textbook access - The Pitt News

peter.suber's bookmarks 2022-11-18

Summary:

"Sydnee Ruley has saved hundreds of dollars over her four years at Pitt by getting her textbooks from the library — Z-Library, that is. 

“I was able to save a lot of money just using Z-Library and using that for textbooks instead of paying like $70 for a textbook I was only going to use for one semester,” Ruley, a senior mechanical engineering major, said. 

But in early November, The Federal Bureau of Investigation seized a series of domain names from Z-Library, one of the largest and most popular sources for pirated books and articles, in early November. According to TorrentFreak, Z-Library held almost 12 million copies of digital books in its free internet archive. ..."

Link:

https://pittnews.com/article/177350/featured/z-library-shutdown-ends-years-of-free-but-illegal-college-textbook-access/

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Open Access Tracking Project (OATP) » peter.suber's bookmarks

Tags:

oa.new oa.z-library oa.litigation oa.usa oa.guerrilla oa.books oa.students oa.textbooks oa.copyright

Date tagged:

11/18/2022, 10:03

Date published:

11/18/2022, 05:04