A new bill, The Frontiers in Innovation, Research, Science and Technology Act of 2013 (FIRST), has been introduced in Congress. The current language of Section 302 would restrict public access to articles reporting on federally-funded research for up to three years after the initial publication. The American Library Association (ALA) opposes this language because it limits public access.
To learn more about this bill and ALA’s opposition to it, please see the District Dispatch post.
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Thanks in advance for any advocacy efforts!