Court Filing: “Elsevier Wants CloudFlare to Expose Pirate Sites”
In the ongoing copyright infringement lawsuit against alleged pirate sites Sci-Hub, Libgen and Bookfi, academic publisher Elsevier wants help from Cloudflare. The publisher informs the court that a subpoena against Cloudflare is needed to expose the personal details of the sites’ owners.
Over the past several months a lot of media coverage focused on Sci-Hub and its operator Alexandra Elbakyan. However, Elsevier still has no clue who’s behind the other two sites. With help from Cloudflare, it hopes to fill in the gaps.
Earlier this week Elsevier submitted a motion for leave to take discovery (pdf), so it can demand logs and other personally identifiable data about the operators of Libgen and Bookfi from Cloudflare.
Both sites previously used Cloudflare’s CDN services and the publisher is hoping that they still have crucial information on file.
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See Also: Elsevier Files Lawsuit Against Site Providing Access to Pirated Articles (June 9, 2015)
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