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  • Publishers Flip Out, Call Bill To Provide Open Access To Federally Funded Works A 'Boondoggle'

    OogaBooga ( profile ), 26 Feb, 2013 @ 10:41am

    "I've heard of researchers having to redo basic experiments because they were worried they couldn't even reuse data from earlier experiments due to the copyright assignment agreement they had to sign."

    That's the researchers fault for being completely clueless as to how copyright law works. Of course they can use the data from the earlier experiments, even if they don't hold the copyright in the research papers.