Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), Al Franken (D-MN) and Representatives Rubén Hinohosa (D-TX) and George Miller (D-CA) have introduced legislation in Congress designed to expand the creation of open textbooks available online for free to everyone, according to Nichole Allen, Open Educational Resources Director for The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC).
Open educational resources created through the program will be licensed with a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license that allows for maximum possible use of the material.
Read more about the Affordable College Textbook Act: "Support the Affordable College Textbook Act"
Read the press releases from SPARC:
"SPARC Applauds Senators Durbin and Franken for Bill to Make College Textbooks More Affordable"
"SPARC Applauds Representatives Hinojosa and Miller for Bill to Make College Textbooks More Affordable"