Open Access Arguments in the House

A new Chronicle of Higher Education article, Lawmakers Hear Arguments for and Against Open Access to Research:

Advocates for public access to federally funded research made their case before a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee on Thursday, while publishers’ representatives urged lawmakers to proceed with caution for fear of putting U.S. intellectual property—and publishers’ livelihoods—at risk.

The article provides a good (if brief) summary of some of the arguments on both sides of the debate about open access to publicly-funded research.

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