ZLibrary Domains Were 'Temporarily' Suspended Over Copyright Infringement Claims | TorrentFreak

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A few days ago, several domains of the popular ebook repository ZLibrary became inaccessible. The 'suspensions' were handed down by the site's Chinese registrar, following copyright complaints from Harvard. The 'shadow library', which also allows researchers to bypass academic paywalls, remained available through backup domains. To its surprise, the suspensions were soon lifted as well.

While movie and music piracy tends to generate the most headlines, the publishing industry is facing similar issues.

Pretty much every book or academic article is available online for free.

ZLibrary Domain Suspensions

In recent years, much attention has been focused on Sci-Hub but there are many other ‘shadow libraries’ as well. This includes ZLibrary, which is available through a variety of domain names. A few days ago, however, alarm bells went off.





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Date tagged:

09/22/2022, 04:21

Date published:

09/22/2022, 00:21