Lawsuit against ResearchGate over alleged copyright infringements

ResearchGate, a popular networking and publications sharing site, has been accused of making millions of copyrighted papers freely available.

While Elsevier, the American Chemical Society (ACS), Brill, Wiley and Wolters Kluwer are preparing to send takedown notices to ResearchGate, they have admitted that this approach “is not a viable long-term solution”. Hence, Elsevier and ACS have decided to take legal action against ResearchGate.

More information can be found on Dalmeet Singh Chawla’s news article on sciencemag.org