Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Crony Capitalism, Bi-Partisan-Style

Just another small stone in the crony-capitalism wall.

Reps. Darrel Issa (R-CA) and Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) have reintroduced a bill that would reject the NIH requirement that any published research that was funded by taxpayers be made available in the free, public NIH digital archive after publication. The bill would also make it illegal for other federal agencies to adopt similar open-access policies. They claim, ISYN, that the law is necessary to protect the sustainability of the research publishing industry.

It'll only take a moment for you to figure out the acronym "ISYN."



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