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Re: Academic journal file-sharing (CHE)

What, no detectives on this list?

Searching Google for the forums named in the article retrieves two records: the
article reporting on the site, and the site itself. The site was www.smso.net.
It is not cached in Google. When attempting to connect, you are redirected to
another site called x240.com. You can view older versions of the site from the
WayBack Machine at http://web.archive.org/web/*/smso.net

A scrolling message tells you what smso stands for:

Miscellaneous things I found:
Registrant of smso.net  - http://whois.domaintools.com/smso.net
Registrant of x240.com - http://whois.domaintools.com/x240.com
Wikipedia actions against smso.net for not crediting Wikipedia -
--> (scroll down to SMSO.net)
Other sites like smso.net -


I doubt very much that the data were made up.

Mark Funk
Head, Resource Management - Collections
Weill Cornell Medical Library