Open Access to Scientific Articles: Comparing Italian with German law - Kluwer Copyright Blog
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"The Italian Parliament recently approved a new law concerning the valorization of culture (Law of October 7, 2013, n. 112, G.U. n. 236, 8.10.2013). The law includes, in section 4, a regulation for Open Access (OA) to scientific publications.
With this new law, the Italian parliament aims to align Italy’s national law with the European Open Access policies that are clearly expressed in the EU Commission’s Recommendation of 17 July 2012 on “Access to and Preservation of Scientific Information” and the Communication “Towards better access to scientific information: Boosting the benefits of public investments in research”.
Looking specifically at the contents of the new Italian law, one sees that several obligations are imposed on public bodies providing or managing the funding of scientific research, such as research institutions and universities:"