[open-science] UK text mining exception: sci-hub

Maximilian Haeussler maximilianh at gmail.com
Fri Jul 8 16:20:14 UTC 2016

The hypothetical situation I describe is: UK-based researcher, has
fulltext access, cannot get fulltext due to technical circumstances
that make crawling hard.

So, I understand from your reply that the copyright exception applies
only if you get the papers through legal means.
Makes sense.

It doesn't apply to me, I just asked out of curiosity.


On Fri, Jul 8, 2016 at 9:15 AM, P Kishor <punk.kish at gmail.com> wrote:
> Is sci-hub legal in your country? If yes, then it is legal for you get papers from sci-hub. If not, then it is not legal for you to get papers from sci-hub. You always break the laws of the country where you are located, and those who believe are harmed by your action have the recourse to sue you in your country because that is where you have broken the law.
>> On Jul 8, 2016, at 12:10 PM, Maximilian Haeussler <maximilianh at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I have a naive question about copyright, sorry, and just out of curiosity:
>> If a UK-based researcher is crawling papers but has trouble getting
>> them because of anti-bot techniques (e.g. Karger), is it legal for her
>> to crawl the papers from sci-hub instead?

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