4 thoughts on “This student put 50 million stolen research articles online. And they’re free.”

  1. Many, if not most of these articles were indeed funded by taxpayer funds. In which case they should be in the public domain.

  2. If estimates are any where near correct over 50% of these articles make claims that are wrong in the sense that they can not be replicated. Citizens should request their congressman to require that the data sets used in papers funded by taxpayers be placed in a public repository.

  3. It is never a copyright violation to READ copyrighted material. It is a copyright violation to claim it as your own, or to profit from its reproduction. Ms. Albakyan has done neither. She has done electronically what a public library does with hard copy.

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