Following my post about SOPA & PIPA I’ve now come across The Research Works Act (H.R.3699) being introduced to US Congress. This bill, if I’m correct, is designed to prevent federal agencies in the US from stipulating that research funded with tax payers money via grants should be published online for open access. This is contrary to say what the National Institutes of Health set out in their Public Access Policy.
- Research Works Act (Wikipedia entry)
- Mistruths, Insults from the Copyright Lobby Over HR 3699
- Call to action: Oppose H.R. 3699, a bill to block public access to publicly funded research
This is interesting to me following yesterday’s presentation.