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The Economic Logic of “Open Science” and the Balance between Private Property Rights and the Public Domain in Scientific Data and

  title={The Economic Logic of “Open Science” and the Balance between Private Property Rights and the Public Domain in Scientific Data and},
  author={Paul A. David},
  journal={Development and Comp Systems},
  • P. David
  • Published 10 February 2005
  • Economics
  • Development and Comp Systems
The progress of scientific and technological knowledge is a cumulative process, one that depends in the long?run on the rapid and widespread disclosure of new findings, so that they may be rapidly discarded if unreliable, or confirmed and brought into fruitful conjunction with other bodies of reliable knowledge. “Open science” institutions provide an alternative to the intellectual property approach to dealing with difficult problems in the allocation of resources for the production and… 

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