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SCI-HUB NEEDS YOUR HELP!

Do you have a few dozen gigabytes of free diskspace and a machine that can seed it via #bittorrent?

You can help save an unbelievable trough of scientific knowledge from disappearing behind the elites' paywalls!

https://www.reddit.com/r/DataHoarder/comments/nc27fv/rescue_mission_for_scihub_and_open_science_we_are/

https://phillm.net/torrent-health-frontend/seeds-needed-scimag.php

Spread the word and seed till you bleed – for the betterment of humanity!
Poster of the raven from the Sci-Hub logo perched atop the ruins of JSTOR, Elsevier and Springer tagged "To remove all barriers in the way of science!"
Just curious - is there any danger of DMCA takedowns or the like due to the archived contents in these?
Probably – most of the legal stuff Elsevier et all pull to limit access to scientific knowledge is done through copyright/IP law.

I'd guess you have to be a pretty major seeder (think multi-terabyte) for that to happen to you, but it's definitely possible.
Very probably, the point of BitTorrent links is to increase the cost of DMCA takedowns by spreading the target surface.
Sounds about right. Thanks!
No problemo. 😀
Is that the related to the issues I see recently?
I struggle with most papers from this year, as they are not yet available.

Does anyone know?
Yes, it is. Sci-Hub isn't getting any new content since December.

For now the priority is saving the existing data, but I imagine that once Sci-Hub has been migrated to a more decentralized solution the people behind the rescue op might also recruit the people who installed the Sci-Hub tooling at their universities to enable document exfiltration once again.
Ah. Now I get it. Thanks.

Are there any additional ways to support?
Perfect use case for IPFS as backend?
SciHub has been creating the urgently needed pressure to fix the broken, money-grabbing system that is the scientific publishing process. This is helping not only push a public-money-public-knowledge agenda but, in the end, helps good scientific practice of knowledge sharing.
Exactly. Science can't be put behind a paywall but should be freely shared – that's the mission. >:3
Thats why, we pubish #OpenAccess ! 🤘
@inj4n
Alexandra commented to the topic.
This toot links to a telegram post.
(Deepl, gives a roughly good translation.)
https://chaos.social/@blipp/106266884745541318

TLDR: She sais Sci-hub is not in danger. But backups are always good.
🤷