Does anyone have copyright infringement examples in the Academia?

  • I don't think this is on-topic here. However I wouldn't be worried. Just don't make a habit of doing it without a proxy.
    – forest
    Jan 10, 2021 at 1:02
  • I don't think there is anything to "solve". If you really feel strongly about giving money to the publishers (it's not the authors who get the money), then I suppose you could buy copies.
    – forest
    Jan 10, 2021 at 1:10
  • If someone finds out you might get a fine, but that's very rare and more common for people who do it very frequently, or do it for profit. You won't get in trouble for downloading two books unintentionally. Many people use that site frequently and very few get in trouble.
    – forest
    Jan 10, 2021 at 1:12
  • You might want to ask that on Law.
    – forest
    Jan 10, 2021 at 1:16
  • It was probably downvoted because it's not on-topic here. Academia Stack Exchange doesn't deal with questions of the type "was this legal and will I get in trouble?".
    – forest
    Jan 10, 2021 at 1:19

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Sure, look at Sci-Hub, which is basically a website for sharing copyrighted material typically without the copyright holder's permission. See also this.

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    OP changed his question radically, so if it gets reverted, this answer will no longer be relevant.
    – forest
    Jan 10, 2021 at 1:48
  • As a student am I obliged to contact for permission each publisher of the articles which are free of access online for their permission to use them in my assignments, course papers and other home works for study purposes? If yes that will be insane! :D :D :D Jan 10, 2021 at 3:36
  • Oh I have just read that there is Fair Use doctrine! Lol. :D :D :D. Good to know, this is what protects students from using articles without permission! What a relief! Jan 10, 2021 at 3:45

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