Online Piracy: Articles

Banks, Marcus. “What Sci-Hub Is and Why It Matters.” American Libraries, June 2016, 46.

Barnhisel, Greg. “What Exactly is ‘Piracy’ in the Digital Age?” Los Angeles Review of Books, October 20, 2013. 

Bohanon, John. “Who’s Downloading Pirated Papers? Everyone.” Science 352, no. 6285 (April 29, 2016). 

Cochran, Angela. “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to OA.” The Scholarly Kitchen, February 28, 2016.

Donabedian, D. Aram, and John Carey. “Pirates and Librarians: Big Media, Technology, and the Role of Liberal Education.” Library Philosophy and Practice, September 2011, 1–15.

Geffert, Bryn. “Piracy Fills a Publishing Need.” The Chronicle of Higher Education, September 4, 2016. 

Heyman, Stephen. “Sweden’s Notorious Distinction as a Haven for Online Pirates.” The New York Times, June 18, 2015, 

Li, Miaoran. “The Pirate Party and the Pirate Bay: How the Pirate Bay Influences Sweden and International Copyright Relations.” Pace International Law Review 21 (2009): 281–307.

Morris, David. “Academic Publishing Faces an Unrepentant Pirate.” Fortune, April 2, 2016. 

Murphy, Kate. “Should All Research Papers Be Free?” The New York Times, March 13, 2016.

Ojala, Marydee. “Sci-Hub, Elsevier, Piracy and the Future of Scholarly Publishing.” InfoToday 33, no. 4 (May 2016): 1.

Peet, Lisa. “Sci-Hub Sparks Critique of Librarian.” Library Journal 141, no. 15 (September 15, 2016): 14.

Peters, Justin. “Why Is It So Expensive to Read Academic Research.” Slate, April 5, 2016.

Rosenwald, Michael. “This Student Put 50 Million Stolen Research Articles Online. And They’re Free.” The Washington Post, March 30, 2016.

———. “Who’s Reading Millions of Stolen Research Papers on the Outlaw Website Sci-Hub? Now We Know.” The Washington Post, April 28, 2016.

 Ruff, Corinna. “Librarians Find Themselves Caught Between Journal Pirates and Publishers.” The Chronicle of Higher Education, February 18, 2016.  

Russell, Carrie, and Ed Sanchez. “Sci-Hub Unmasked: Piracy, Information Policy, and Your Library.” College & Research Libraries News 77, no. 3 (March 2016): 122. 

Waddell, Kaveh. “The Research Pirates of the Dark Web.” The Atlantic, February 9, 2016.

Williams, Peter, David Nicholas, and Ian Rowlands. “The Attitudes and Behaviours of Illegal Downloaders.” ASLIB Proceedings 62, no. 3 (2010): 283–301. (subscription required)