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While Paywalls Reign the Publishing Industry, Academic Papers Are Freely Accessible on the Dark Web

Modern digital piracy transcends almost all aspects of life. In this equation, the dark web and cryptocurrencies have fueled global piracy schemes. If you think that pirated material is only restricted to movies and music, you’ll be very mistaken. Today, piracy has become a solution to every item that is deemed expensive by the online world—even academic material. There exists a current war between academic factions and stakeholders about the need to tax academic research. While this battle rages on the surface, a host of academic materials have seeped deep into the underground, onto darknet websites. Significance of Academic Piracy A majority of scholarly materials are confined within paywalls, and unless you are logged into a university’s network with costly subscription, you mu...