Today, I'm glad to report that the Research Works Act was rejected. Representatives Issa and Maloney pledged not to move the legislation forward. Infojustice's web site posted about this turn of events, and scathing commentary has ensued concerning the pay wall that is Elsevier.
Read about it here: http://infojustice.org/archives/8477
Also, see this article in The Scientist: http://the-scientist.com/2012/02/28/elsevier-abandons-anti-open-access-bill/
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