Support the Open Access Movement: Stop the Research Works Act!

  • by: Jennifer P.
  • target: United States House of Representatives
A recently introduced bill, H.R. 3699, the Research Works Act, would seriously threaten public access to federally funded research.

The bill would not only restrict internet access to articles published in scholarly journals and books; it would also severely hamper Creative Commons content.

Why is Open Access so important? Internet access to federally funded research allows people with medical conditions to stay informed about new studies and innovations.

Access also helps professionals, including doctors, to continue their educations by keeping up to date on the research literature in their fields.

In developing nations, Open Access is especially important, as institutions often don't have the funding to provide health care professionals with scholarly literature through other means.

Sign now to tell legislators that the Research Works Act puts the profits of publishers above the best interests of people. Tell them to reject H.R. 3699.
We the undersigned urge you to reject H.R. 3699, the Research Works Act, which would seriously threaten public access to federally funded research. Internet access to federally funded research allows people with medical conditions to stay informed about new studies and innovations. Access also helps professionals, including doctors, to continue their educations by keeping up to date on the research literature in their fields. Public access is especially important for institutions that do not have the funding to provide professionals with scholarly literature through other means. We call on you to reject H.R. 3699, which puts the interests of corporate publishers above those of people.
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