Rootstrikers » Help us fight SOPA v2!
"I’m sure you’ve seen the continued battle about the 'PROTECT IP Act' and the 'Stop Online Piracy Act'—aka, PIPA and SOPA, aka Hollywood’s latest misguided efforts to fight 'piracy.' Now come the publishers: Representatives Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Darrell E. Issa (R-CA) have introduced ... The Research Works Act [which] targets a policy of the NIH to require free downloading of NIH funded work within 12 months of publication. The Maloney/Issa bill would forbid that policy, or any other policy that would encourage open-access distribution for government funded work... Our friend Michael Eisen at the Public Library of Science...calculated using MAPLight data, almost 40% of the contributions from the Dutch publisher Elsevier and its senior executives have gone to Maloney...That’s the same story that the SOPA opponents are telling us again and again: but for the endless cash coming from Hollywood interests, many who support SOPA wouldn’t have given it a second thought.