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Submission + - SOPA for scientist (guardian.co.uk)

stanlyb writes: Every new day, a new SOPA arises. In this case it is called "Research Works Act (RWA)". Or from the article: "If passed, the Research Works Act (RWA) would prohibit the NIH's public access policy and anything similar enacted by other federal agencies, locking publicly funded research behind paywalls. The result would be an ethical disaster: preventable deaths in developing countries, and an incalculable loss for science in the USA and worldwide. The only winners would be publishing corporations such as Elsevier (£724m profits on revenues of £2b in 2010 – an astounding 36% of revenue taken as profit)."
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