The Association of American Publishers vs. Open Access
The Research Works Act will prohibit federal agencies from unauthorized free public dissemination of journal articles that report on research which, to some degree, has been federally-funded but is produced and published by private sector publishers receiving no such funding. It would also prevent non-government authors from being required to agree to such free distribution of these works. Additionally, it would preempt federal agencies’ planned funding, development and back-office administration of their own electronic repositories for such works, which would duplicate existing copyright-protected systems and unfairly compete with established university, society and commercial publishers.
Because clearly scholars should be paying thousands for that federally-funded research that they write for free and peer-review for free. And the general public wants to read about breakthroughs funded by the NIH (a.k.a. their US taxes) without paying for each article? What parasites!
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