The International Publishers Association notes the renewed impetus by Coalition S to achieve the European Union’s target of open access to publicly funded research by 2020. The IPA urges the EC to carefully consider the potential international impact of such a shift in Europe and ensure that academics’ freedom to publish is not affected.

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Since the European Parliament rejected the draft report on the EU Copyright Directive in July, there have been numerous reports about the contentious lobbying tactics used by opponents of copyright ahead of the vote. With a new vote on an amended text due in Strasbourg on 12 September, what can we expect?

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