Policy ForumIntellectual Property

Who Should Own Scientific Papers?

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Science  04 Sep 1998:
Vol. 281, Issue 5382, pp. 1459-1460
DOI: 10.1126/science.281.5382.1459

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Electronic publication has changed the relationship between publisher and scientist. This Policy Forum argues, because Federally-supported science is a public good, that authors of works based on such support should retain copyright, and issue licenses to their publishers.

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