Germany passes open-access second publication right

In a recent copyright reform, the German Bundestag laid down the legal framework for a second publication right for scientific authors.

In a recent copyright reform, the German Bundestag laid down the legal framework (external link) for a second publication right for scientific authors who receive public funding. Twelve months after the first publication, authors can now make their papers accessible open access without the consent of the publishers.

28.06.2013