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Thursday, August 14, 2003

An unsigned editorial in the Las Vegas Review Journal endorses open access, PLoS, and the Sabo bill. Excerpt: "Tax-funded research should be available to those who paid for it....Copyright and other intellectual property rights are also important, of course. But the underlying idea was to make scientific findings readily available -- not to sell monopoly rights for tax-funded research to profit-making companies which then, in effect, ration and limit their accessibility to the very taxpayers who funded the work. It's a new, electronic era. It's past time for the world of scientific publishing to catch up."