[IRTalk] Thought-experiment #1: what will happen if Sci-Hub succeeds? | Sauropod Vertebra Picture of the Week

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Fri Mar 11 11:51:09 SAST 2016

Let’s think this through. Ignore for now the questions about Sci-Hub’s
legality, and just consider the pragmatics. Imagine that it “succeeds” in
that it survives whatever legal challenges come its way, and continues to
distribute copyrighted scholarly publications to anyone in the world at
zero cost, ignoring the claims of that copyright.

Then what follows?

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