H.R. 801, Open Access and John Conyers
Lawrence Lessig, the founder of the Creative Commons movement, has written a piece on his blog about H.r.801, the legislation that representative John Conyers is trying to get passed into law. This would effectively forbid NIH from requiring that research funded with NIH funds be freely accessibly after 12 months.
Several organizations have banded together to state their opposition to this legislation; ALA being one of them. Read more about how this law would effect access to information and essentially charge taxpayers twice to read an article on Lawrence Lessig’s blog.