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comment by LuckySteves

Wow, that's unbelievable. It provided an identical pdf of a journal as my university's library database.

I wonder how long it'll last; this is an impressive collection of mostly secured papers.

DarkLinkXXXX  ·  2477 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Well, they have been doing it since 2011, so I have to imagine they're be able to do it for a good while longer. Regardless, if SHTF, the technology will still be there, and it will be up to them to pass the baton to someone else. I kinda wish they would open-source their scraper though, but I guess they worry that that'd make it more difficult for them.

LuckySteves  ·  2477 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'd like to think that the people who have the power to shut it down, choose not to.

user-inactivated  ·  2478 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Elsevier has a lawsuit going against them and got their domain seized, but that was just an annoyance.