CSUSA Media Library: Session Details

Session Name: Fugitive Justice: Can Courts Help Scientific Publishers with Their Sci-Hub Problems?
MeetingType: Special Event
Date: 01/16/18
Description: Lawsuits brought by leading scientific and academic publishers against Sci-Hub – often called “The Pirate Bay of Science” — have resulted in default judgments of infringement liability, with injunctions and large damage awards. But how does it help publishers when the defendant is in hiding and has various technical means to keep operating outside of the reach of U.S. law? Can courts offer publishers meaningful relief, or are these victories merely symbolic?
Course Materials
Speaker(s): Andrew Bridges, Joseph V. DeMarco, Nancy Kopans
Moderator(s): Katherine Spelman
Keywords: Access, Content Distribution, Enforcement, Jurisdiction, Online Platforms, Remedies, Sanctions