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The government is to unveil ...
16th July 2012, 12:45 PM #1
Free Access To British Scientific Research Within Two Years
Link: Free access to British scientific research within two years | Science | The Guardian
The government is to unveil controversial plans to make publicly funded scientific research immediately available for anyone to read for free by 2014, in the most radical shakeup of academic publishing since the invention of the internet...
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16th July 2012, 01:24 PM #2
Just what exactly makes this controversial? :\
16th July 2012, 01:29 PM #3
I suppose the thought that the research will have been paid for by the taxpayer will be available to anyone with an Internet connection [without having to pay (even a nominal fee) to access high quality research]
Originally Posted by tommej
16th July 2012, 01:34 PM #4
I dont really see that as such a bad thing. I think the only people upset by this are the big publishers who charge obscene fees for access to research papers!
16th July 2012, 01:38 PM #5
Any valuable IP will be stolen by factories "outside normal copyright control"; think CE*products.
*Not Conformité Européenne as some seem to think, but China Export.
17th July 2012, 05:44 PM #6
But how much of the revenue from exploiting the valuable IP in work funded by the taxpayer came back into the public coffers under the current system?
17th July 2012, 06:35 PM #7
Originally Posted by SteveBentley
However I am sure that NONE will return under this new [proposed] system.
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