11 Matching Annotations
  1. Apr 2022
    1. A complaint more specific to the quantity of books was articulated in 1522 by the jurist Giovanni Nevizzano of Asti (d. 1540) who observed that the great number of available books made it hard to find the books one needed. Proper selection among the many books available was crucial because “if a scholar does not have the books required for his subject, he does not enjoy the privi-leges of a scholar.”20

      This same sort of quote is often repeated in the present while vitiating against the corporate publishers who own most of research publishing and charge for it dearly.

  2. Feb 2022
  3. Dec 2021
  4. Nov 2021
    1. All of the major UK ISPs will have to prevent their customers from accessing them but whether that will have any serious or long-term effect is harder to gauge.

      Note the use of customers here. Who are the publishers effecting? This sentence would seem to imply that their customers are using these services because they are better (better UI and ease-of-use), which is something I recall having read about in articles in the past.

      Link to that reference here if I can find it. I think it was a journal article in Science perhaps?

    2. This week they added two more domains – sci-hub.ru and scihub.unblockit.kim.

      Wiley, Elsevier, and Springer Nature are expanding the use of domain blocking to prevent people from accessing services like Sci-Hub.

  5. Jul 2021
  6. May 2019
    1. There is also a Napster for research articles, of which we shall not speak.

      Here he's almost assuredly referring to SciHub, which certainly deserves mention.

  7. Feb 2018
  8. Jun 2017
    1. One of the world's largest science publishers, Elsevier, won a default legal judgement on 21 June against websites that provide illicit access to tens of millions of research papers and books. A New York district court awarded Elsevier US$15 million in damages for copyright infringement by Sci-Hub, the Library of Genesis (LibGen) project and related sites.

      I'd like to see them try to collect it!