Congressional Co-sponsors Decide Not to Move Forward with Research Works Act Legislation

Representatives Darryl Issa (R-CA) and Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), co-sponsors of H.R. 3699, the Research Works Act, have decided not to take further action on the legislation. The bill spurred broad and varied reactions from publishers, researchers, universities, and open-access advocates; most recently, the publisher Elsevier withdrew its support for the legislation.

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