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Saturday, July 12, 2008

EFF calls for OA study at WIPO

The World Intellectual Property Organization's Committee on Development and Intellectual Property met in Geneva on July 7-11, 2008. Among the statements made was the following by the Electronic Frontier Foundation:
... WIPO could undertake a study of the impact of these new innovation methods to identify the impacts of standardized, low-transaction cost licensing and a survey of the various Open and Public Access policies being considered in the US, Europe, Australia, Brazil and Canada, to assist Member States to identify how the outputs of government funded research could be managed to best promote innovation in science and education. ...
See also the statement by the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions and the coverage at IP Watch (1, 2, 3).

Update. See also the blog notes from Knowledge Ecology International.