My attention was brought today to another bill working its way through US Congress, similarly along the lines that protecting copyright is the highest calling of mankind. As things currently stand in the US, you have good regulations which ensure that any research funded by the National Institute of Health (ie. by public money), must be open access within 12 months of publication.
Obviously, I'm sure you're all appalled at the threat this represents to the copyright of the publisher, but fear no more! Your representatives have brought you the Research Works Act, which will "ensure the continued publication and integrity of peer-reviewed research works by the private sector", and forbid NIH from making the health research the public paid for accessible to the public. Thank god for that!