‘Sci-Hub and Libgen Up against Academic Publishers: A Death Knell for Access to Research?’

“Recently, three major academic publishers Elsevier, Wiley, and American Chemical Society filed a copyright infringement suit in the Delhi High Court against two groups of websites going by the names ‘Sci-Hub’ and ‘Libgen’ which provide free access to millions of research papers/books. The plaintiffs have sought a permanent injunction against these websites and a dynamic injunction order so that the mirror links of these websites can be blocked as and when the plaintiffs notify. Additionally, the plaintiffs have sought an interim injunction against the defendants …” (part 1, part 2, part 3)

[Nikhil Purohit, SpicyIP, 28 December]

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