[Fsfe-ie] Irish Times articles today (friday) - (academic contacts?)
david at oldr.net
Sat Dec 13 00:44:35 CET 2003
Business section p7
The minus of the repetition of the now-familiar Telecom 5 stuff* in "R&D spend
may be 'wasted' if patent proposals go ahead" is somewhat offset** by the
plus of Karen Lillington's "Web offers copyright solution" creative commons
piece, which points out that
Dr. Darius Whelan and Ms. Louise Crowley in UCC
have been tweaking the licenses for Irish use taking into account
the differences between american and irish fair use/fair dealing.
Are people on fsfe-ie already in contact with them? I didn't see them on
James Heald's earlier list of relevant academics, but AFAIK that was
patent-oriented - sure sounds like they might know a bit about the copyright
side of things, at least.
Heh, they're probably already on this list, but just thought I should check...
*<incurably-optimistic>the sheer whininess of the complaints of the Big 5
about "deserving protection" might count against them</incurably-optimistic>
**N.B. patents and copyrights are on different axes - I do NOT think
the articles somehow "cancelled out" and made everything okay on average or
anything, the minus/plus/somewhat-offset thing was just poetic license...
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