- Click "Download PDF"
- IEEE: Pay $30 first!
- Open the paper via Sci-Hub
- "This paper is U.S. Government work, not protected by U.S. copyright."

Fun fact: some papers on Sci-Hub is 100% legal.


Another fun fact: Alexander Bell's original telephone paper from 150 years ago is still locked behind the IEEE library paywall, same for Tesla's paper on AC power...

IEEE: "Non-member? Pay $33! IEEE Member? Also pay $33!"

To be fair, we still should and must thank the IEEE for digitizing these historical papers - just so that Sci-Hub can copy them - which is 100% legal too.

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