This blog highlights Copyright, Fair Use, Patent, Trademark, Trade Secret and "Open" Movement-related topics—Open Access, Open Data, Open Source, Open Education, Open Science—which are explored in the LIS 2184: Intellectual Property and "Open" Movements and LIS 2194: Information Ethics graduate courses I teach at the University of Pittsburgh School of Computing and Information.
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Is ‘Balanced Intellectual Property’ Code For ‘Anti-Intellectual Property’?; Above The Law, June 28, 2018
"The copyright and patent system in the United States acknowledges both
the need to incentivize innovation as well as the need for public
access. It is a utilitarian view that promotes further creation.
Advocating for a system that incentivizes the creator or inventor while
simultaneously protecting the interest of the public isn’t an
anti-intellectual property stance, it’s one that encourages more
creative works and innovations."