More on Research Works Act

Yesterday’s New York Times had an excellent piece by Michael Eisen, one of the founders of the Public Library of Science (PLOS) and  associate professor at UC Berkeley, on Research Bought, Then Paid For.

In outlining the current state of the dissemination of publicly funded research, he notes, ‘Rather than rolling back public access, Congress should move to enshrine a simple principle in United States law: if taxpayers paid for it, they own it.’ Period.

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