The government has its (12 month) delayed ducks in a row
The federal government has responded to the Productivity Commission report on intellectual property arrangements. The feds support the PC’s proposal for “free and open access arrangements” for government funded research within a year of publication. “The policy should minimise exemptions.” Which the Australian Research Council already does, in a round-about way. It’s open access policy requires research it funds to be publicly available within 12 months, unless, “legal or contractual obligations” prevent this. But in “all cases” research metadata has to be available within three months. Three being a bunch better than 12.