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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

More from ACS Insider2

"ACS Insider2" (a.k.a. "Miss Phlogiston") reports that the American Chemical Society (ACS) has a plan in case the NIH adopts an OA mandate:

I've been told by multiple colleagues that ACS executives are creating a bogus controversy that Open Access will impede scientists' copyright privileges in regards to the studies they publish.  ACS has already begun to "educate" scientists about intellectual property rights, with hints that this "education" will help them protect the integrity of their studies....

ACS might force a court case against the federal government based on copyright law, but management and lawyers are not sure that this will work.  At best it might just delay the inevitable....