Wednesday, December 13, 2006

When Should Information Not Be Free?

Dan Gainor, writing for the Business and Media Institute, provides some thoughtful and provocative commentary on the Federal Research Public Access Act. The proposal, sponsored by U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) and U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-Conn.), would mandate “free online public access to such final peer-reviewed manuscripts or published versions as soon as practicable, but not later than 6 months after publication in peer-reviewed journals.” According to Gainor, this Act, if passed, would have far-reaching and perhaps unintended consequences.

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