Lessig, Rep. Conyers debate open-access academic publishing

Due to a reporting error, the Industry Standard article, "Lessig, Rep. Conyers debate open-access academic publishing," posted to the wire on Wednesday, misstated the terms of the Consolidated Appropriations Act.

The story has been corrected on the wire. The second paragraph now reads as follows:

The debate was sparked by a single paragraph contained in the that requires scientists to post on the Internet all medical research published as a result of funding by the National Institutes of Health. Michigan Rep. John Conyers claims this open-access policy, barely a year old, violates copyright law, and in February introduced for the second time that would rescind it.