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Thursday, February 03, 2005

More on the WIPO development agenda and OA

Brazil reshapes debate on intellectual property, Reuters, February 1, 2005. Excerpt: 'This year, the U.N.'s World Intellectual Property Organization, which critics say traditionally has worked to tighten patent rules, is expected to loosen them under a joint Argentine-Brazil initiative that could, for example, improve access to patented AIDS drugs....Advocates of open-source technology say society is morally obligated to increase access to knowledge and that science produces better results faster under a collaborative research model.'