"A couple of weeks ago, Techdirt wrote about an important copyright case
in India, where a group of academic publishers is seeking a dynamic
injunction to block access to the "shadow libraries" Sci-Hub and Libgen.
The person behind Sci-Hub, Alexandra Elbakyan, has written to Techdirt
with an update on the situation:
Sci-Hub account with 180K subscribers with almost everyone supporting
it got BANNED on Twitter due to "counterfeit goods" policy. It existed
for 9 years and it was frozen once, but I resolved it by uploading my
passport scan. But now it is banned without the possibility to restore
it, as Twitter support replied! And it happened right after Indian
scientists revolted against Elsevier and other academic publishers,
after Sci-Hub posted on Twitter about danger of being blocked -
thousands of people spoke up against this on Twitter.
Now Twitter said to all of them, SHUT UP!
Although it's impossible at this stage to say whether Sci-Hub's Twitter
account was closed as a direct result of action by Elsevier and other
publishers, it is certainly true that the Indian copyright case has
blown up into a major battle."
Via Glyn Moody, who wrote "big case, serious implications…"
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