Monday, May 07, 2007

open access hits the elections

Well, nice to see OA in the political arena. Obama is asking that the video from the Presidential Debates be released without copyright so that it can be freely blogged, etc.

See the SF-GATE article here.

Obama is quoted as saying

"Rather than restricting the product of those debates, we should instead make sure that our democracy and citizens have the chance to benefit from them in all the ways that technology makes possible."
I could not agree more. Now if only that were the case for all scientific research.

Thanks to Melinda Simmons for pointing this out

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