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Neuroscientist Alexandra Elbakyan designed SCI-HUB to free science from parasitic capitalism, by outsmarting it.

A US judge ordered that scientific document aggregator SCI-HUB be shut down. The site's creator, Alexandra Elbakyan, was fined $15 million. Except the long arm of US copyright greed can't reach her in Russia, and the 29-yr-old neuroscientist from Kazakhstan doubts capitalism's goons can outsmart the science community which favors open science. In fact Elbakyan's is a fait accomplit. While the late Aaron Swartz got caught swiping too much at once from JSTOR's digital vault, Alexandra started about the same time, 2011 - she was 22, but she set the rate to single file and crowd sourced pressing the enter key. By 2015, she'd liberated 50 million scientific papers and dispersed the files to research archives everywhere. Why you're not hearing much about this story, or only a skewed portion of it, is because the media and its publishing arms are trying to walk back on Elbakyan's success. If you don't know open access won, in effect, it will not have. For starters, an injunction has shuttered various iterations of sci-hub.org domains, but hashtag #scihub keeps turning up new mirror sites, and you don't need nameservers for IPs (80.82.77.83 and 80.82.77.84). Meanwhile mainstream media, including Wikipedia, falsely compares Elbakyan's project

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