In Depth: How China’s Biggest Academic Library Got Shrouded in Copyright Disputes
At 89, Zhao Dexin should have been enjoying his retirement, after a successful career as an economic historian.
But, for the past three years, Zhao had waged a legal battle against the China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), a digital library, after discovering that the latter had acquired over 100 of his research papers without his consent.
It was a lopsided fight, with the odds against Zhao.
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