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Monday, May 07, 2007

German copyright objections to OA for the EU

Stefan Krempl, Skepsis im Bundesrat gegenüber Open-Access-Publikationen, Heise Online, May 7, 2007.  The upper house of Germany's Parliament has copyright problems with the EU's OA recommendations.  Read the original German or Google's English.

PS:  It looks like German publishers are raising the familiar objection that an OA mandate for publicly-funded research will undercut publisher revenues.  But my German and Google's English are not strong enough for me to know for sure.  I'd be grateful if bilingual readers could shed light on problem in our forum.