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"Elsevier, NewsCorp, Facebook, and Yahoo are some of the major players in NetChoice, an industry group "promoting convenience, choice, and commerce on the net." ...NetChoice has a watch list for bad legislation that it calls iAWFUL (Internet Advocates' Watchlist for Ugly Laws). The latest version of iAWFUL includes the White House OA directive plus the state-level OA bills in California, Illinois, and North Dakota. (Yes, there was a bill in ND, and no, NetChoice doesn't seem to know about the OA bill in NY.) ...Insofar as NetChoice has an argument for opposing these OA initiatives, it's a crude bolus of false assertions and assumptions. I haven't seen this kind of motivated distortion since the days of PRISM and the Research Works Act...." [There follows five quotations from NetChoice and Suber's rebuttal or correction.]




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05/17/2013, 12:11

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