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Sci-Hub’s Alexandra Elbakyan Receives EFF Award for Providing Access to Scientific Knowledge * TorrentFreak


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The Electronic Frontier Foundation will award Alexandra Elbakyan, founder of the ‘pirate’ library Sci-Hub, for her efforts to provide access to scientific knowledge. According to EFF, Elbakyan’s site is a vital resource for millions of students and researchers. Some medical professionals have even argued that the site helped to save lives.

Sci-HubThere are thousands of pirate sites on the Internet but only a few will receive a permanent entry in the history books. That includes Sci-Hub.

Founded by Kazakhstani computer programmer Alexandria Elbakyan, the shadow library provides free access to millions of academic publications. As such, it’s an essential tool for less privileged students and researchers around the world.

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Without Sci-Hub, many academics would be unable to complete their research projects. This all comes at the detriment of the profits of major publishers, but many argue that’s an easy…

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