S. 1373, The Federal Research Public Access Act of 2009 (4 comments ↓)

  • This item is from the 111th Congress (2009-2010) and is no longer current. Comments, voting, and wiki editing have been disabled, and the cost/savings estimate has been frozen.
  • This bill, or a similar bill, was reintroduced in the current Congress as S. 1455, The Recovery Enhancement for Addiction Treatment Act.

S. 1373 would provide for Federal agencies to develop public access policies relating to research conducted by employees of that agency or from funds administered by that agency.

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B. Nicholson

November 12, 2009, 2:11am (report abuse)

People who write scientific articles should get royalties on them paid by the government. Right now, we get nothing. Supposedly getting published is its own reward!



November 12, 2009, 6:36am (report abuse)

Every time I see technology for sell created by Federal Research moneys, I wonder who decides and what make this available to these corporations and not the public. The answer is obvious bribery. Corporations sell the new product and always state the high cost is associated with research and development. The taxpayer has already paid for research and development. I say if the public pay for something, they have a right to use it. Withstanding top-secret government crap developed to destroy humanity.

John P

November 12, 2009, 4:46pm (report abuse)

If the public is funding research, it should be the public who benefits. My hard-earned tax dollars should not be funding research for private corporations who get to seal off the results from me and reap all the rewards.

Fred McTaker

November 13, 2009, 4:35am (report abuse)

This is one of those slap your head and yell "duh!" Bills. The public should get everything it pays for. Some unscrupulous corporate shills in Congress will probably vote against it anyway, like they did with Al Franken's anti-rape amendment.

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