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Bringing Peer Review to Patents
June 15, 2007

Tougher examination of patent applications reduces anti–commons effects while reducing the frequency and costs of litigation. Modelled after open source/free software collaborations, the “Pee…

What’s Wrong with the Patent System? Fuzzy Boundaries and the Patent Tax
June 15, 2007

The authors provide evidence that software patents have more severe boundary problems and generate greater litigation costs than most other patents. Software patents tend to perform badly because…

Easing Friction Over Tech Transfer
July 18, 2007

"How publicly funded research will be brought to market for the next quarter-decade was the topic of a House of Representatives hearing on Tuesday (July 17th), with panelists representin…

e-Literate: EduPatents
June 26, 2007

This blogger collects and posts aggregated content on education related patents. This blogger collects and posts aggregated content on education …

Treating Downloads Like Drug Deals
June 20, 2007

"The Justice Dept.'s proposal on digital copyright protection puts violators in the same league as terrorists and criminals. It's excessive" …

Sharing Ideas About Sharing Files
June 12, 2007

"In a recent Congressional hearing on efforts to combat illegal downloading, colleges are finding themselves in the middle of a high-tech “arms race” between the recording and movie indu…

Big Pirate on Campus
June 11, 2007

"Citing multiple instances of extensive illicit peer-to-peer file sharing by college students using their universities' computer networks, a Congressional committee has sent a survey to…

A Professor Pokes Fun at Copyright
January 1, 2007

A Bucknell University professor, Eric Faden, created a 10 minute film "A Fair(y) Use Tale" that uses Disney movie clips to explain current copyright law. …

Backers of Stronger Copyright Laws Form Lobby Group
January 1, 2007

"Some of the staunchest advocates for stricter copyright laws have formed a new alliance designed to pressure Congress into preserving stronger intellectual property rights." …

Congress Warns University Presidents on P2P File Sharing
January 1, 2007

"Congressional leaders have sent letters to 19 major university presidents warning them to step up efforts to curb illegal Internet file sharing or Congress 'will be forced to act'.&…


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