In a Double Whammy for Bioinformatics, Sabo Bill Could Impact Software and Journals | GenomeWeb

The proposed Public Access to Science Act, which calls for research funded by the US government to be released without copyright restrictions, could have consequences for the bioinformatics community that extend well beyond scientific publishing, according to some critics.

“If someone developed some kind of software that was a result of substantial federal funding, it would not have copyright according to this bill,” John Vaughn, executive vice president of the Association of American Universities, told BioInform last week.

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