Academic publisher steps up efforts to stop piracy of its online products
June 28, 2011
Now on sale in some online marketplaces: cheap, illegal access to SciFinder, an extensive database of scholarly articles and information about chemical compounds run by a division of the American Chemical Society. The sellers are pirates, hawking stolen or leaked SciFinder account information from college students and professors.
Stolen university passwords may be at fault, and while safeguards can be a hassle for users, librarians say the effort is worth it.