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Thursday, August 28, 2003

More on the WIPO meeting....Declan Butler tells the story in today's issue of Nature. We're still hoping that WIPO will hold the meeting, and that the objections to it from Microsoft, the BSA, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will be recognized as ideological opposition based on ignorance and economic interest. Regardless of where you live, let your national delegation to WIPO know that responsible policymaking on intellectual property rights will hear from all parties and that Microsoft and the U.S. do not set WIPO's agenda. Again, remember that the meeting would have explored open-access science journals, not just open-source software. For more, see the July 7 public letter calling for the meeting (disclosure: I am a signatory), and the discussion in Lawrence Lessig's blog and Slashdot.