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post #1 of Old 09-20-2020, 11:41 AM Thread Starter
Vasile
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There's a pirate bay for scientists and it's making science available to everyone!

Alexandra Elbakyan, a student from Kazakhstan is currently in hiding. She started a site called Sci-hub which has been described as the pirate bay for science. This site allows you to bypass publisher firewalls and access scientific articles for free.

Right now the publishers charge universities and individuals huge amounts of money to access their articles. They don't seem to put back a lot of money into research (correct me if I'm wrong) considering they charge people to access it.

I think Alexandra is doing fantastic work and actually helping scientists and helping the spread of science to the lay person. The taxpayer is funding a lot of this research and deserves access to it.
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