I know that I've asked many questions (apologies!), but can't answer them as I'm benighted in law.

Thus to convey my many grateful thanks, I can proffer to help anyone who needs content from subscription and paywalled content that I can access. Hope this is allowed?

  • Sadly everything I'd want is unrelated to law. If you happened to have ISO/IEC 10118-3:2018 though... You could make a change by contributing to the research community via Sci-Hub.
    – forest
    May 17, 2019 at 23:45

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The sentiment is appreciated, but I should point out that paywalls relate to contractual agreements and copyright law. There are many resources behind the Lexis Nexus paywall, which I cannot directly link (password protected), and where the terms of use prohibit making a copy and posting it out there in the wild. It is fairly likely that any paywall system has such a restriction. That would include substantial cut and paste or pdf-and-post – but limited quoting in the context of a question or answer is fair use.

  • But I can copy and paste cases? Or download documents as PDF and send them?
    – user89
    May 10, 2019 at 23:18
  • And do you have anything you'd like me to look up for you?
    – user89
    May 10, 2019 at 23:19
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    Many paywalled papers can be found legally elsewhere. You'll find that papers from decades ago that are all over and even published on the website of the university where it came from may also be behind paywalls from another site.
    – forest
    May 17, 2019 at 23:46
  • You pay the company for collecting and making it easily accessible - sure you can get them for free... but you don't have the luxury of getting everything at one spot on a silver platter.
    – Trish
    Apr 19, 2022 at 17:09

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