H.R.801 - Fair Copyright in Research Works Act

To amend title 17, United States Code, with respect to works connected to certain funding agreements. view all titles (3)

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  • Official: To amend title 17, United States Code, with respect to works connected to certain funding agreements. as introduced.
  • Popular: Fair Copyright in Research Works Act as introduced.
  • Short: Fair Copyright in Research Works Act as introduced.

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OpenCongress Summary

This bill seeks to amend copyright code and create a new category of copyrighted works to the effect of reversing the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Public Access Policy. This would prohibit the government from requiring scholarly journals to make federally funded studies accessible to the public. Proponents of the bill are largely limited to the American Association of Publishers and the bill’s sponsors, namely Rep. John Conyers, who introduced it for the second time after its exact replica, H.R. 6845, died in the 110th Congress.
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Official Summary

Fair Copyright in Research Works Act - Prohibits any federal agency from imposing any condition, in connection with a funding agreement, that requires the transfer or license to or for a federal agency, or requires the absence or abandonment, of specified exclusive rights of a copyright own

Official Summary

Fair Copyright in Research Works Act - Prohibits any federal agency from imposing any condition, in connection with a funding agreement, that requires the transfer or license to or for a federal agency, or requires the absence or abandonment, of specified exclusive rights of a copyright owner in an extrinsic work. Prohibits any federal agency from:
(1) imposing, as a condition of a funding agreement, the waiver of, or assent to, any such prohibition; or
(2) asserting any rights in material developed under any funding agreement that restrain or limit the acquisition or exercise of copyright rights in an extrinsic work. Defines \"funding agreement\" as any contract, grant, or other agreement entered into between a federal agency and any person under which funds are provided by a federal agency for the performance of experimental, developmental, or research activities. Defines \"extrinsic work\" as any work, other than a work of the U.S. government, that is related to a funding agreement and is also funded in substantial part by, or results from a meaningful added value contributed by, one or more nonfederal entities that are not a party to the funding agreement.

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Organizations Supporting H.R.801

  • American Chemical Society
  • American Business Media
  • American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists
  • American Psychological Association
  • American Physiological Association
  • American Institute of Physics
  • ...and 12 more. See all.

Organizations Opposing H.R.801

  • DigitalKoans
  • Special Libraries Association
  • Scholarly Publising and Academic Resources Coalition
  • Public Library of Science
  • Public Knowledge
  • Greater Western Library Alliance
  • ...and 8 more. See all.




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