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Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Publishers mobilize against US research proposal

Scientific and scholarly publishers including John Wiley and Reed Elsevier are launching an offensive against newly proposed U.S. legislation that would require them to make much of their research available for free within six months of publication. The proposal from two U.S. lawmakers opens a new front in a mounting global push to make taxpayer-funded research more widely accessible in what is a potential threat to publishers' business models - Reuters

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