Defend Innovation: Speak Out Against Software Patents
The patent system is in crisis, and it endangers the future of software development in the United States. Let's create a system that defends innovation, instead of hindering it.
Government agencies invest millions of taxpayer dollars into scientific research every year, and yet you—the taxpayer—aren't guaranteed access to the results unless you pay thousands of dollars to buy academic journals. The Fair Access to Science & Technology Research (FASTR) Act would fix this. Tell your members of Congress to support the bill.
Today, students and professors face barriers accessing the information they need and teaching the state of the art. Cutting-edge research remains hidden behind paywalls, depriving it of the visibility it deserves. Here's how students can take action.