Canada’s International Development Research Centre is a government-backed development agency focused on research in the developing world. IDRC doesn’t generate much attention in Canada (most of its work is done outside of the country in the places that need help), but it should. In 2004, it provided financial support to […]
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My weekly Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, freely available version) focuses on the recent message from national science advisor Dr. Arthur Carty who argued that scientific success increasingly depends upon fostering a "culture of sharing" based on open access models of communication that leverage the Internet to disseminate research […]
Arthur Carty, the national science advisor to Prime Minister Paul Martin, has published a remarkable op-ed titled A Global Information System Needs a Culture of Sharing, in the latest issue of University Affairs. This should be required reading and, if it reflects the thinking at the Prime Minister’s Office, offers […]
As the Internet was taking flight in the early 1990s, John Gilmore, one of the co-founders of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a leading online civil liberties group, is credited with having coined the infamous phrase that “the Internet interprets censorship as damage and routes around it.” Gilmore’s view has since […]