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Database Access Fight Heats Up

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Science  15 Nov 1996:
Vol. 274, Issue 5290, pp. 1074
DOI: 10.1126/science.274.5290.1074a

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Science officials in Washington are stepping up their efforts to head off what they see as a threat to scientists' ready access to databases. They are trying to persuade U.S. trade negotiators to press for clear exemptions for scientific research in proposed new international rules protecting private databases from piracy (also see Science, 25 October, p. 494).