Should publicly funded scholarship become public information?

An open-access bill now pending in Congress stipulates that any research funded with federal tax money must be made available online free of charge within six months of its publication in a scholarly journal. Publishers of such journals oppose the bill, believing it will cut into their revenue; most colleges and universities support it, believing it will speed the advancement of knowledge.

Read this article from eSchool News with commentary from ZDNet

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