Research Works Act Legislation is Dead

Posted on February 27, 2012 by

First, the news earlier today that Elsevier was pulling its support for the RWA.

Now, this news from Alexander Howard: “RIP Research Works Act”

I just received a joint statement from Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa and Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, regarding H.R. 3699, the Research Works Act. Here’s the too long/didn’t version that I just tweeted: they will not be taking legislative action on the bill.

Howard’s post continues with the full text of of the statement from Issa and Maloney.

See Also: Legislation to Bar Public-Access Requirement on Federal Research Is Dead (via COHE) by Jennifer Howard

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