In order to protect our authorsĀ“ rights and interests, Springer pro-actively screens websites for illegal download links of Springer eBooks and subsequently requires hosts of such download sites to remove and delete the files or links in question.
A concerted effort between the Springer together with an external IT partner has put efficient methods in place to detect illegal download links of Springer eBooks. Automated searching by special algorithms as well as acting on tip-offs and information from Springer authors and editors are common measures to detect and remove illegal download files. We have been pleased to observe positive results in the number of links that have been and are continuously being disabled.