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Congressman, Open Access Guru Spar Over Internet Publishing
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US Representative John Conyers (D-MI) is on the defensive regarding legislation that would prevent the public posting of taxpayer funded scientific research on the Internet. Opponents argue the bill is a step back for science and that the powers that be behind it are shilling for the paper publishing industry.

Harvard Decides To Free Its Research

We’ve written about Google drawing universities’ books, bit by bit, out into the open – that’s what the Google Books Library Project is all about.  Harvard’s charging ahead in a slightly different area, though, with its move to make research available online for free.Harvard Decides To Free Its Researc

Amid Spectrum, Google Becomes The White Knight
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Google announced this morning its intention to bid in the upcoming 700 MHz wireless spectrum auction, which is being touted as one of the most important communications auctions in American history. The company said it’s willing to bid a minimum of $4.6 billion.

FCC Chairman On Open Wireless: Gotcha!
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Oh, man! He got me. He really did. I really, truly thought FCC Chairman Kevin Martin was taking the side of the good guys. Boy do I feel like a dope! What a cut-up this guy is.