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Meet the pirate queen making academic papers free online
She cared less about the form than the function: she wanted a global brain. To her, paywalls began to seem like the plaques in an Alzheimer’s-riddled mind, clogging up the flow of information.
academia  stans  story  science  piracy  female  leader  russia  today  idea  world  brain  knowledge  share 
february 2018 by aries1988
Who's downloading pirated papers? Everyone | Science | AAAS
The United States is the fifth largest downloader after Russia, and a quarter of the Sci-Hub requests for papers came from the 34 members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the wealthiest nations with, supposedly, the best journal access. In fact, some of the most intense use of Sci-Hub appears to be happening on the campuses of U.S. and European universities.
data  numbers  piracy  academia 
may 2016 by aries1988
Hollywood should be very afraid of Popcorn Time, the “Netflix for piracy”
In January Netflix, the online video streaming site, used its quarterly letter to shareholders (pdf) to take aim at a rival. Not premium pay TV channel HBO, with which it is locked in an increasingly bitter battle for the best shows and movies; nor cable provider Comcast, with which it has squabbled over the future of the internet. Rather, Netflix's missive called out...
piracy  movie  info 
march 2015 by aries1988
Illegal downloading and media investment: Spotting the pirates | The Economist
File-sharing rates vary hugely from country to country—with consequences for local media industries and global cultural trade
piracy  internet  legal 
august 2012 by aries1988

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