You can also visit https://whereisscihub.herokuapp.com/go, which should always redirect you to a valid URL.
Edit: I should add that I would not encourage the user of Sci-Hub, and am in fact myself trying to create legal alternatives . This is mostly to hopefully clean up my Twitter timeline :)
I see Flockademic in its current state to be complimentary to OSF, fulfilling a similar role at a smaller scale .
That said, I am currently pivoting a bit; I really want to focus on making Open Access beneficial to the researcher, i.e. a carrot rather than a stick. Thus I'm hoping to tempt researchers to voluntarily deposit their research at Flockademic, rather than mandating them to as is often the case with institutional repositories. If I'm successful at that, than hopefully I will be able to cooperate with university libraries to provide the IR service for/with them.
(Of course, I'd be really happy if the OSF or IRs manage to make academics independent of the traditional scholarly publishers as well.)
But I suppose it's no use since the authentication credentials to scientific portals aren't that exclusive anyway, so playing whack-a-mole would be pretty ineffective.
None of the URLs work for me. The last one http://sci-hub.tech/ works but it takes me to a list of URLs. Again, none of those work either.
Edit: some weird fuckery is going on with my laptop. My phone is able to open all the links on the same connection.
Would you mind posting the results of nslookup and traceroute to sci-hub.tw?
If you don't have nslookup ping technically works.
On Linux mtr is a good traceroute utility if you don't have one.
Wonder what the legal implications for OP might be though.
(And to be honest, that's a fact easier to remember than "whereisscihub.herokuapp.com"; the author should really find an easier url)
Hehe, I guess - I just thought of this and coded it up this morning. Feel free to host it somewhere easier though, it's open source :)
I agree that Wikipedia is easier to remember; it's just that people don't seem to realise that it's always up-to-date, as people keep tweeting the latest links. The point of the website is simply to make it clearer that there's a place to stay up-to-date. (And that you can bookmark for a direct link.)
If you bookmark the Wikipedia article as well then you have autocomplete for “sci-hub”.
So then together you have autocomplete for both.
However I predict that the Wikipedia article will outlive the site OP made. It’s a fact of life that most sites (including a bunch I made myself so it’s not meant as any form of criticism) don’t last very long, either because the owner forgets to renew the domain or they’ve lost interest and don’t want to pay for it, or their hosting provider shuts down (don’t think heroku will anytime soon though), or the server they are hosted on has a disk malfunction (probably heroku customers will not suffer from that since I think heroku has a redundant storage solution in place), or the site gets out of date in regards to either the runtime on the server or an external API that is being used.
Also, the code is open source, so you can easily fork it and host it on e.g. your own Heroku account :)
It's now also available at https://whereisscihub.now.sh/!
I was gonna suggest: http://www.dot.tk if you want your own domain.
I think it is a gray area and the real liability is whoever hosts the website.
For information: I love to download or stream movies and tv-series.
I think the difference is between linking to material directly, and to such a website. For example, I don't think linking to the Pirate Bay is prohibited.
I'm also not quite sure how it got taken down. I'm currently not convinced that this site nor Wikipedia are illegal for linking to these domains. If someone can either convince Wikipedia to remove those links, or make a strong case for why this is different than Wikipedia linking, I guess I'll have to take it down, yes.
How is this any different than posting a piratebay URL for a pirated movie on HN?
Where things really get interesting is info hashes. I could right now post a 160 bit SHA1 hash of any content on the bittorrent DHT and you could obtain it simply by tacking "magnet:?xt=urn:btih:" on the front. So perhaps simply sharing the hash of pirated content with some sort of encouragement could be enough to land you in hot water.
It's a link to a site that links to the front page of SciHub, not a particular paper accessed through it.
After enough time on the internet, I'm thoroughly afraid to click that link.
Can anyone confirm if that's a real sci-hub link, or has someone actually manipulated this site to point at goatse?
It's been reverted now.
But I was unable to get a similar concatenated url to work with whereisscihub, which means I cannot replace "http://sci-hub.tw/" with "https://whereisscihub.herokuapp.com/go/" in the definition of the simple command I use to interact with Sci-Hub.
Would be great if that worked with /go/ too.
In particular, this next url redirects to the paywall, whereas I wish it redirected to sci-hub:
(The reason for wanting to use a URL instead of a DOI is that some paywalls have stopped publishing the DOI, so if all I start with is a link to a page at a paywall, there's no reliable way I know of to discover the DOI.)