Alexandra Elbakyan is plundering the publishing establishment that is academic

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In cramped quarters at Russia’s Higher class of Economics, provided by four pupils and a pet, sat a server with 13 hard drives. The server hosted Sci-Hub, a site with more than 64 million papers that are academic 100% free to anyone worldwide. It absolutely was the main reason that, 1 day in June 2015, Alexandra Elbakyan, the pupil and programmer with a futurist streak and a love for neuroscience blog sites, started her e-mail to a note through the world’s largest publisher: “YOU WERE SUED.”