How Internet kills Copyright for Written Works
Martin Schweiger has published an article on LinkedIn.
“Because of the Internet, Copyright cases will soon be a thing of the past.
I have felt this since 1993, since I am in the area of Intellectual Property and when I had my first website online access: at the time, there were Compuserve forums which were for members only.
I had my first own webpage in 1995, but I am active in the area of computers for much longer.
I had my first computer in 1979, a programmable Olivetti desk calculator LOGOS 80 that almost no-one else understood. I have sent my first email in 1991 from a mainframe computer at the LRZ Munich to a UNIX computer in Kingston (Ontario).
This article talks about a website that has 48 million stolen scientific articles online – www.sci-hub.io.
A forensic IP lawyer must know this.
The providers of www.sci-hub.io are involved in a legal case with Elsevier. A similar case is also being run against the site Library Genesis (LibGen).
Despite seizure of the websites as ordered by a New York district court, the sites are still accessible today.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has expressed support for Sci-Hub and its sister site LibGen.
Despite the fact that the academic journal Elsevier wants to stop the copycats, there seems no practical way available to do so.”
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