Publishers push ResearchGate harder in copyright battle

(9 November 2017) ResearchGate has moved at least 1.7 million articles to make them less easily available, according to a publishers’ group that sent mass take-down notices against papers they said were in breach of copyright laws.

James Milne, a spokesman for the Coalition for Responsible Sharing, said that the action was a “positive step” by the academic social network but added that the papers still breach copyright and that ResearchGate was allowing them to be re-uploaded into the public domain.

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