Felten backs down.... Re: [linux-elitists] Happy World Intellectual Property Day
Karsten M. Self
Thu Apr 26 20:38:13 PDT 2001
on Thu, Apr 26, 2001 at 03:50:32PM -0700, zeruch [Joseph Estevao Arruda] (email@example.com) wrote:
> Ari Jort wrote:
> > Can anyone retell a preceding example of a legal,
> > corporate so blatantly intruding into academic
> > discource? Notice, I said "blatantly".
> > Our dispute may be rising to the pitch of the
> > debate over ways of teaching evolutionary science
> > and its competitors.
> There has been quite some furor over at UC Davis over attempts by Pharma
> companies trying to buy parts of the campuses for research. Monsanto in
> particular has tried to get students to agree to do basic research in
> turn for funding, but all research data becomes property of Monsanto and
> cannot be used for academic (public) discourse. The school of course,
> has been fighting a war with itself between obscene amounts of money
> from the firms, and the cost of it's reputation as an academic
> institution. So far MOnsanto has been getting quite a beating in the
> papers and by the city council of Davis itself - making it difficult for
> the firm to buy any more building space than the 2 that it currently
> Not quite as blatant as the SDMI issue, but fairly public by all other
Could you please use postfix response.
Key difference (not that I agree with corporate ownership of academic
- Monsanto, et al, are seeking ownership or control of research funded
in large part by them.
- RIAA/SDMI are seeking to quash by force of law *independently
researched conclusions on a public body of knowledge*.
An entirely different kettle of fish, I would say absolutely no
comparison. It's the difference between selling your soul and having it
Karsten M. Self <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://kmself.home.netcom.com/
What part of "Gestalt" don't you understand? There is no K5 cabal
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