[pp.int.general] Open letter of solidarity with Library Genesis and Sci-Hub

Daniel Riaño danielrr2 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 10 13:07:31 CET 2016

Agreed, Giulio, but it is not only independent / unaffiliated researchers
the ones who are benefitting from both sources massively. Most Everybody*
is using it, throughout the world. Of course you have more incentives to
use Libgen and Sci-Hub if you are living in, say, Lagos, than if you reside
in Washington DC; but even if you are affiliated to a research center in
the developed world, chances are the budget of your institution doesn't
allow you to access many journals and collections you used to give as
granted just a few years ago. And even if they do, Libgen and Sci-Hub are
normally much faster that your regular system of access via a labyrinthine
path trough all ways of nonworking institutional-password shielded gates.

2016-03-09 17:51 GMT+01:00 Giulio Prisco <giulio at gmail.com>:

> Independent unaffiliated researchers couldn't work without Libgen and
> Sci-Hub. But of course independent unaffiliated researchers don't
> exist in the eyes of the academic establishment... I think all Pirate
> Parties should speak up for Libgen.
> On Wed, Mar 9, 2016 at 5:29 PM, Daniel Riaño <danielrr2 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Dear All,
> >
> > Would your parties consider useful to sign this open letter of solidarity
> > with Library Genesis and Sci-Hub ? Any comments on it?
> >
> > http://custodians.online/index.html
> >
> > And a request: do you know of papers or books acknowledging its debt with
> > Library Genesis and Sci-Hub? In the scientific community worldwide its
> use
> > is so massive that's weird not finding much more open recognition of it
> > (although the reasons for restraining from openly doing so are easy to
> > understand).
> >
> > Best,
> >
> > Daniel
> >
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