The Digital Technology Boomerang : New Intellectual Property Rights Threaten Global “ Open Science ”

@inproceedings{David2000TheDT,
  title={The Digital Technology Boomerang : New Intellectual Property Rights Threaten Global “ Open Science ”},
  author={Paul A. David},
  year={2000}
}
There is a serious threat that ill-considered government support for expanding legal means of controlling access to information for the purpose of extracting private economic rents is resulting in the “over-fencing of the public knowledge commons” in science and engineering. Such a new “tragedy of the commons” would bring adverse long-run consequences for future welfare gains through technological progress, and re-distributional effects further disadvantaging the present economically less… CONTINUE READING