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Thursday, May 24, 2007

Asking the German govt to strengthen its support for OA

Germany's Aktionsbündnis: Urheberrecht für Bildung und Wissenschaft (Coalition for Action: Copyright for Education and Research) issued a press release yesterday on its communications with the national ministries of science and culture.  The coalition asked the ministries whether they agree that the government has a role to play in providing access to publicly-funded research, and where they stand on the conflict between the upper house of Parliament's 2006 support for OA and its May 2007 deference to private publishers.  The coalition also calls on Parliament to resolve its conflicting positions in favor of OA for publicly-funded research.  Read the press release in German or Google's English.