David Dooling at PolITigenomics writes about the US House of Representatives bill seeking to limit NIH's new open access policy. "The bill would shift rights away from the article authors, the researchers, and back to large publishing houses," Dooling blogs. He says open access proponents should write to their Congressional reps; his post includes a sample letter to get you started.

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