Sunday, 15 February 2009
Copryight Act reintroduced
Open Access News reports that H.R. 801, the Fair Copyright in Research Works Act (6 page pdf) has been reintroduced into Congress by Rep. John Conyers of Michigan. According to Open Access, the bill will ban open access policies in federal agencies, such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH). These policies currently require scientists to provide public access to their work if it has been funded with money from an agency with an open access policy, ensuring that the public has access to read the results of research that it has funded.