DATABASE: Brave New World of Intellectual Property

Science  16 May 2003:
Vol. 300, Issue 5622, pp. 1061d
DOI: 10.1126/science.300.5622.1061d

The rise of the Internet and the growth of biotechnology have challenged many of our ideas about intellectual property and our rules for protecting it. At this handy index to intellectual property publications from the National Academies, experts wrestle with the ramifications of these developments for research and society. Topics covered by the more than 60 reports, books, and other documents range from copyright protection for software to the furor-inducing 1999 Shelby amendment, which requires researchers to disclose data used to formulate federal regulations.

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