Are Open Access Journals Immune from Piracy?

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