Archive for January 23rd, 2009

Survey Finds Scientists Believe IP Protection Has Negative Effect on Biological Research

Nature Biotechnology has just published an article on the perceived effects of intellectual property protection for biological research.  The article involved a detailed survey of academic agricultural biologists on their perception of IP and research.  The authors' primary conclusion: Scientists believe that, contrary to the current consensus, proliferation of IP […]

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January 23, 2009 6 comments News

Ottawa Announces $10.7 Million Digital Media Project

The federal government has announced plans to spend over $10 million to establish a "Corridor for Advancing Canadian Digital Media" from Stratford to Kitchener.  Coming on the heels of the Nortel bankruptcy, this initiative reinforces the tech shift westward from Ottawa to Waterloo.  While tech leadership once resided with Nortel, […]

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Mashable on Monty Python’s YouTube Success

Mashable highlights the commercial success of Monty Python's YouTube channel, which is leveraging freely available vidoes into huge increases in DVD sales.

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Google Calls for UK Adoption of Fair Use

Google has called on the UK government to adopt a fair use provision, similar to that found in the United States.

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Debating the Success or Failure of One Laptop Per Child

Interesting debate at the Walrus and OLPC News on the success or failure of the OLPC initiative.

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