Ich bin kein Franzose - ich bin Belgier!
Sci-Hub may fall into the category of state-sponsored actors. It hosts stolen research papers which have been harvested from publisher platforms often using stolen user credentials. According to the Washington Post, the US Justice Department is currently investigating the founder of Sci-Hub, Alexandra Elbakayan, for links between her and Russian Intelligence. If there is substance to this investigation, then using Sci-Hub to access research papers could have much wider ramifications than just getting access to content that sits behind a paywall.More subjunctive would hardly have been possible. This is how Elbakyan, who had already been portrayed in a list of „Nature’s 10: Ten people who mattered this year“ in 2016, introduces herself on Sci-Hub, by the way: