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Munich Court Ruling Sides with Elsevier, ACS over ResearchGate
The academic networking service ResearchGate was infringing on copyrights held by scientific publishers when it hosted manuscripts from their journals, the European court said, but the website will not have to pay damages.
Munich Court Ruling Sides with Elsevier, ACS over ResearchGate
Munich Court Ruling Sides with Elsevier, ACS over ResearchGate

The academic networking service ResearchGate was infringing on copyrights held by scientific publishers when it hosted manuscripts from their journals, the European court said, but the website will not have to pay damages.

The academic networking service ResearchGate was infringing on copyrights held by scientific publishers when it hosted manuscripts from their journals, the European court said, but the website will not have to pay damages.

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