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Re: Pay-Walled Scientific Publications: Requests and Linked Access
« Reply #50 on: September 01, 2019, 08:43:15 PM »
I have spent more hours than I can quantify opens sourcing books at Distributed Proofreaders and Distributed Proofreaders Canada.  And I strongly believe copyright got out out of control and should not have such a long time. 

I also strongly believe that getting access to scientific papers, many prepared with tax dollars is necessary.

But this - NO.   An author wrote it and it should be bought or borrowed.  I have in past bought books I liked, read and given to the Winnipeg Library.  US, they have interlibrary loans, free, at least they did.  I can get some books free via my tiny Iowa library onto my kobo.  Explore your options. 

It looks like a lovely book.  If you feel I am wrong in my beliefs on this particular book, well I suggest binding arbitration, with the author. 

I feel no guilt with several hundred scientific articles via "the hub".  But for that book at this time, no.   

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Re: Pay-Walled Scientific Publications: Requests and Linked Access
« Reply #51 on: September 02, 2019, 10:12:19 PM »
Fine for me. Is easily accessible by Amazon.
The book, albeit is written by someone who has use his paid work in the university to achieve the knowledge to write it. If I'm not mistaken. And Springer is not a fairy.
But don't want to break any law  :-X

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Re: Pay-Walled Scientific Publications: Requests and Linked Access
« Reply #52 on: September 25, 2020, 10:16:08 PM »
I'm for access to scientific information paid for by public funds. That information should be available to all, not just rich or favored institutions and people. That's the privatizing of information that the public paid to get. It's wrong given internet tech and the cheapness of storing the data.

I'm not for wholesale violation of author's rights.

The working link for Scihub has been changed.

https://sci-hub.st/

This web page is presently indicating which links are working: https://sci-hub.now.sh/

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Re: Pay-Walled Scientific Publications: Requests and Linked Access
« Reply #53 on: October 04, 2020, 01:39:03 PM »
In France sci-hub is bloqued completely, if you want to use the service you must use the tor browser https://www.torproject.org/ and use sci-hub.se for example.

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Re: Pay-Walled Scientific Publications: Requests and Linked Access
« Reply #54 on: October 13, 2020, 01:16:30 PM »
In France sci-hub is bloqued completely, if you want to use the service you must use the tor browser https://www.torproject.org/ and use sci-hub.se for example.
If they only block the website DNS you can use some of the open DNS services to get the name to resolve to a vlid IP and get to the site. VPN:n work as well.

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Re: Pay-Walled Scientific Publications: Requests and Linked Access
« Reply #55 on: October 14, 2020, 05:58:33 AM »
Or maybe you can use a free VPN such as provided with the Opera browser.