Links for 2010-09-01

Stéphane Thibault >_

  • Canada spends billions of public dollars on research funding each year and the government has been increasingly focused on how best to commercialize the results. While there are several possible approaches to doing this, the government and some universities have been focused on building patent and IP portfolios as part of a conventional commercialization strategy. The alternative could be an open access approach – encourage (or require) much of the intellectual property to be made broadly available under open licences so that multiple organizations could add value and find ways to commercialize. The universities might generate less income but would better justify the public investment in research by providing the engine for larger economic benefits.
  • Voici une sélection de liens importants pour bâtir une compréhension du droit d’auteur canadien. Les ressources sont en ordre de titre et la sélection vise à renseigner les intervenants du milieu universitaire du Québec.