American Chemical Society sues Kazakh science ‘piracy’ website

29.06.2017

The American Chemical Society has sued a Kazakhstan-based science piracy website for making its subscription-only, copyrighted materials available in open access.

The federal lawsuit alleges that Sci-Hub has been stealing materials and distributing it on “spoofed” websites intended to mimic the ACS’s own publishing locations, according to officials.

“Through these pirate sites,...