The Research Works Act is Dead

March 01, 2012 by Gabe | [mmd] |

The Research Works Act is dead. As with SOPA and PIPA, I attribute this to the existence of an open and unfettered internet. The major publishers of scientific papers paid big money to pass this legislation. It was mobilization of a large number of academic institutions and professors that killed it. I, personally, do not believe this could have been accomplished in such a short amount of time without the internet.

By way of In the Pipeline