Search Menu
Photonics Media Photonics Buyers' Guide Photonics EDU Photonics Spectra BioPhotonics EuroPhotonics Industrial Photonics Photonics Showcase Photonics ProdSpec Photonics Handbook
More News
Email Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Comments

  • Report: Proposed Intellectual Property Laws Too Restrictive

Photonics Spectra
May 1997
A recent report by the National Research Council says proposed changes to laws that protect intellectual property could impede the open exchange of scientific data among educators and scientists. In "Bits of Power: Issues in Global Access to Scientific Data," the council criticizes the proposals because they ignore traditional "fair use" exceptions that make collaborations possible. If the legislation passes, database vendors could charge scientists and educators for access to research materials, which in some cases are publicly funded, according to the council. The report cites potentially damaging ramifications of limiting information flow.

Terms & Conditions Privacy Policy About Us Contact Us
back to top

Facebook Twitter Instagram LinkedIn YouTube RSS
©2016 Photonics Media
x Subscribe to Photonics Spectra magazine - FREE!