SIIA Signs Letter opposing USICA Section 2527(b)
Today SIIA joined 82 leading science and research organizations advising the U.S. House and Senate leadership on language in Section 2527(b) that would impact the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act (USICA).
Current federal policy is delivering public access. Our organizations have partnered with federal agencies to make millions of peer-reviewed journal articles freely available to the public on an ongoing basis. During the COVID-19 crisis, publishers also voluntarily made hundreds of thousands of additional articles freely available, acting first independently and later in coordination with the Administration and federal agencies.
The letter to Senator Schumer, Senator McConnell, Speaker Pelosi and Congressman McCarthy can be read here.