A Duke law professor rails against the Fair Copyright in Research Works Act, introduced by John Conyers (D-MI), in this Financial Times column. James Boyle, a copyright professor, says this "misleadingly" named bill would not only "eviscerate public access to taxpayer funded research" but also would "wreak havoc on federal information policy more generally." In the column, Boyle wonders just what went through Conyers' head to ignore 33 Nobel laureates, the past and current head of NIH, legal scholars, and patients' advocates. "This bill would forbid us from building the World Wide Web for science, even for the research that taxpayers have funded. And that is truly a tragedy," writes Boyle.
He's Against It, Really Against It
Feb 25, 2009