(3) Peter Suber - Google+ - Major new bill mandating open access introduced in Congress…
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"A new bill mandating OA to federally-funded research was just introduced into both houses of Congress. It's called the Fair Access to Science and Technology Research, or FASTR. It was introduced in the Senate by John Cornyn (R-TX) and Ron Wyden (D-OR), and in the House by Mike Doyle (D-PA), Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), and Kevin Yoder (R-KS). The quickest possible introduction is to say that FASTR is a strengthened version of FRPAA....Both FRPAA and FASTR would essentially strengthen the OA mandate at the NIH, by shortening the maximum embargo to six months, and then extend the strengthened policy across the federal government. FASTR goes one step further by requiring libre OA, not merely gratis OA...."