No Way to Restore it – Copyright for Written Works is Dead Meat Sitting.

Copyright infringement on a massive scale happens in the public, right under our noses, in the full light of the day. And apparently, nothing can be done against it.

This is one very spectacular example: Alexandra Elbakyan is a neuro-technology researcher from Kazakhstan and she funded the Sci-Hub project: a web server where all science is available for free. Virtually all scientific papers that have ever been published – about 48 million documents – are accessible with a simple search mask.

Yet, the copyright owners are helpless.

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