Anindita Mukherjee considers the long term impact that the taking down of Library.nu may have upon the scholarly publishers that lobbied for it:
'Library.nu, for innumerable users, was a source of otherwise inaccessible research material. The claim of publishing houses that this e-book piracy was leading to mammoth losses is, therefore, questionable. Shutting library.nu only makes a huge mass of research inaccessible to a global audience.
Given the nature of the Internet, the publisher coalition seems to be set on fighting a losing battle. The angry buzz in colleges is quickly being replaced with the name of a newly-discovered treasure trove of free knowledge.'