T he challenges that digital technologies pose for national and international regulation of intellectual property rights are receiving considerable attention these days from governmental commissions. In September 1995 the Clinton administration's National Information Infrastructure Task Force Working Group on Intellectual Property Rights issued its White… (More)
Science has advanced in part because data and scientific methodologies have traditionally not been subject to intellectual property protection. In recent years, intellectual property has played a greater role in scientific work. While intellectual property rights may have a positive role to play in some fields of science, so does the public domain. This… (More)
The main purpose of DRM is not to prevent copyright infringement but to change consumer expectations about what they are entitled to do with digital content.
1993 " Legally Speakin? " column discussed the application ofcopyright law's fair use doctrine to computer pro-grams .Thiscolumnwilldiscussits appltcation to other works in digital form, such as electronic messa~~esornewslettenand d&&al imagesorsounds. Thedigitization of works not only renders them easy to copy and distribute, but also easy to transform… (More)
Open source has changed the intellectual property landscape of the software industry.
This issue of <italic>Communications</italic> highlights some of the many projects underway for the creation or enhancement of digital libraries. At the moment, no one seems to think there will be only one gargantuan digital library to sate the public's appetite for information. Rather, the expectation is that there will be many digital libraries, most of… (More)
Copyright law is being applied to works in digital form. The special character of digital media will inevitably require some adjustments in the copyright model if digital libraries and hypertext publishing environments are to become as commercially viable as the print industries have been. An intellectual property system works only when it embodies a… (More)