istg the sooner we stop being shy about this, the sooner we can start talking seriously about a better future for science
short story short ACADEMIC INTERVENTION IS EFFECTIVE in this court case, or at least the publishers seem to respond to it. this document is filed by 6 social scientists. can we get 6 more senior academics to file something similar? or make any noise at all?
(long story short 2fa kills sci-hub)
this is to be read in context with numerous lobbying efforts to convince librarians and university CISOs to implement mandatory 2fa and embrace federated identity (under publisher control), watch for SeamlessAccess showing up on a paywall near u soon
this is actually one of The Things That Actually Matters to the course of science rn btw. This is effectively the question of whether or not the global south will have access to scientific knowledge from now on. a dynamic injunction on sci-hub in India would be devastating
oh and if you want to follow along at home, case documents for CS(COMM)572/2020: https://delhihighcourt.nic.in/dhc_case_status_aprox_oj_list.asp?ctype=CS(COMM)&cno=724&cyear=2017
and idk this IP addressed page gets linked a lot for seraching but lmao (sometimes works, otherwise replace fields in above url): http://126.96.36.199/pcase/guiCaseWise.php
i'm a little late, but this is so rad.
complaint from delhi scholars: https://archive.org/details/intervention-application-redacted
response from elsevier: https://web.archive.org/web/20211119125501/http://delhihighcourt.nic.in/dhcqrydisp_o.asp?pn=210837&yr=2021
Group of Delhi Scholars: "The profit margins of the plaintiffs are higher than the oil. medical, and tech industries. They have effectively priced out the knowledge commons for the elite few. See attached 'Oligopoly of Academic Publishers in the Digital Era'"
Elsevier: "1 sec"
so everyone knows that sci-hub is being sued in India such that if they win they might be able to operate legally, but if they lose a huge number of scientists and academics in India wouldn't be able to access papers? Any senior ppl planning to write amicus briefs by the 16th?
Can't rt Meredith enough times⬇️
Hm. Sounds like "the wisdom of crowds" (aka Hayek for dummies) for labor organizing. Where're the relationships? Where's the hard emotional work of organizing? Where are the stakes? And...who controls the infrastructure & data creation methods that track/catalog these alliances? https://twitter.com/ljin18/status/1464994679468998661
looking for a p2p system that has a notion of "friends" and "groups" even if it's offband
tracker/peer social model, tracker/client tech model, semantics.
the tracker/client social model only the clients can federate arbitrarily but the trackers exist as the governance and communication media and I know someone has done this.
love the rapid "yes!!!" and "no shit of course!!!" cycle
trying 2 close a design-historical gap in multi-namespace media and the multiple representations of a thought/project where it crosses local/global social scale but am not quite there
dear fedis i am writing abt how i think u are good (but also how we have work to do but i still love u)
systems/neuro & digital infrastructure, new here b kind!
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