Another Attempt to Repeal Open Access

By Kristopher A. Nelson in

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Peter Suber writes:

Yesterday Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) re-introduced the Fair Copyright in Research Works Act. . . . The premise of the bill, urged by the publishing lobby, is that the NIH policy somehow violates copyright law. The premise is false and cynical. If the NIH policy violated copyrights, or permitted the violation of copyrights, publishers wouldn’t have to back this bill to amend US copyright law. Instead, they’d be in court where they’d already have a remedy.

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As well as my law review article on the subject of NIH’s open-access policy, available at SSRN: