Lexis Nexis to fight open access

I don't believe it I hear you say well according to this post on LexBlog it's true and they have hired a big wig lawyer, to "represent their interests"

Just to clarify, according to the post Reed Elsevier (the ultimate parent company) have been in discussions with this Lawyer not Lexis Nexis directly. I'm a big fan of the open access movement and would expect to see this area of publishing grow steadily, especially with the increase in new publishing tools and projects like Google Digitization.

For more information on Open Access have a look at this article on Wikipedia.