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Thursday, March 20, 2008

Chance to affect Canadian science policy

The Canadian House of Commons Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology has announced hearings Canadian on science and technology policy.  (Thanks to Heather Morrison.)  The committee will take oral testimony from key stakeholder groups and accept written testimony from anyone else.  Written briefs should be sent to by April 18, 2008. 

According to Michael Geist:

The hearings represent an exceptionally important opportunity to advance issues such as open access, crown copyright, access to public data, and the need for greater flexibility in intellectual property rules....