Brown University Condemns Research Works Act Legislation

Posted on February 8, 2012 by

From The Brown Daily Herald:

The University has publicly condemned a bill that would require publishers to approve open access to government-funded research.


The University condemned the legislation for “a whole variety of reasons,” said Provost Mark Schlissel P’15. He cited the limitations it could impose on community access to student and faculty research as the most troubling part of the proposal.

“It’s a bill that would benefit for-profit publishers at the expense of the scholarly community and the public by imposing an increased barrier to access to the product of our research,” Schlissel said.

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