New Challenges/New Innovations
SciHub, Are Publishers Just Going to Play Whack a Mole Forever? Or Can They Actually Do Something?
This is a concurrent session to discuss SciHub. With the Elsevier and ACS U.S. suits decided, the community wants to know if there’s been any impact on SciHub’s activities, and if there hasn’t been, what’s next? Clearly publishers are pursuing legal avenues, but what other tools are available to limit access to SciHub, or even shut it down permanently? No one solution exists to stop scihub, it will take a variety of activities. We’ll look at (1) Legal solutions. (2) Technical solutions and (3) Communications Solutions.