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2013 In Review: Positive Developments In The Fight To Open Access To Research

Some universities have started their own open access initiatives, and three states have proposed good legislation—one of which, in Illinois, became law.
2013 In Review: Positive Developments In The Fight To Open Access To Research
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Via EFF:

As the year draws to a close, EFF is looking back at the major trends influencing digital rights in 2013 and discussing where we are in the fight for free expression, innovation, fair use, and privacy. Click here to read other blog posts in this series.

2013 has been a hot year for the movement to democratize publicly funded research. Legislation was introduced in Congress, and the White House issued a directive in support of making the results of billions of dollars of taxpayer-funded research freely available online. Some universities have started their own open access initiatives, and thre...

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