[Wikimedia-l] Harvard urges Elsevier boycott

Nikola Smolenski smolensk at eunet.rs
Tue Jan 15 08:59:48 UTC 2013

On 15/01/13 09:50, Federico Leva (Nemo) wrote:
> David Gerard, 15/01/2013 09:30:
>> On 15 January 2013 08:26, Andrea Zanni<zanni.andrea84 at gmail.com>  wrote:
>>> * the folks at archiveteam set up this:
>>> http://aaronsw.archiveteam.org/ It
>>> is not properly legal, read it all.
>> Note, btw, that this page was set up for humorous purposes - the
>> papers it "liberates" are the public domain papers JSTOR has recently
>> made freely available. The one "not properly legal" thing the user
>> does is do something outside the JSTOR terms of service.
> I'm also an ArchiveTeam member, and the JSTOR liberator was definitely
> NOT set up for humorous purposes: it's a serious project, and everyone
> should consider joining.
> For the occasion, it also gives people the option to add a message of
> memorial about Aaron.

I'd just like to remind that while people who liberate documents do 
violate JSTOR's TOS, people who subsequently access the documents have 
never agreed to the TOS and are not bound by it, so everything should be 
perfectly legal for them.

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