Are Open Access Journals Immune from Piracy?

Angela Cochran, The Scholarly Kitchen, Jun 06, 2017
Commentary by Stephen Downes

The answer to this question should be yes (particularly if you use CC-by and don't care if someone locks your content behind a paywall) but Angela Cochran wants us to believe it's no. "Sci-Hub harms OA journals," she argues, "when papers are downloaded from Sci-Hub and the associated LibGen database, the publisher site loses the download counts... usage would never be included giving paying authors and their universities that subsidize the OA activity a less than realistic way to quantify usage." It's all pretty weak. 
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