With COVID, None of Us are Safe Until All of Us are Safe
by Robert Brent Toplin
Deference to the patent claims of pharmaceutical companies are slowing the urgently needed distribution of COVID vaccines to poorer nations. Residents of rich nations will pay a price as new, potentially dangerous variants like Omicron spread.
Will the Supreme Court Uphold the NCAA's Version of Amateurism?
by Ronald A. Smith
A pending Supreme Court case will test whether the NCAA can bar student athletes from making money from products that make use of their images, a form of property right of "Name, Image, or Likeness." A historian who wrote an amicus brief says the NCAA's claim to protect the amateurism of the athletes is selective and hypocritical.
Led Zeppelin Victorious in 'Stairway to Heaven' Plagiarism Case
Representatives of the estate of the late Randy Wolfe, who claimed authorship, said the case nevertheless proved its point that "Led Zeppelin are the greatest art thieves of all time."
SOURCE: Scholarly Kitchen
The Internet Archive Chooses Readers
by Karin Wulf
To elevate the needs of the reader above all others is to dismiss the labor of archivists, authors, compositors, designers, editors, librarians, marketers, metadata creators, and all the other myriad people involved in bringing knowledge into being and into the marketplace.
In Blackbeard Pirate Ship Case, Supreme Court Scuttles Copyright Claims
Ruling unanimously, the U.S. Supreme Court said that a videographer who spent two decades documenting the salvaging of Blackbeard's ship cannot sue the state of North Carolina in federal court for using his videos without his permission.
"Rogue" Manufacturing in China: Past and Present
by Eugenia Lean
As China’s economic power grows, global intellectual property might end up looking more and more like the Chinese tradition of shanzhai in the future.
SOURCE: Foreign Affairs
The Real History of Intellectual Piracy
What China Can Learn From America
"Being a Professor Will No Longer Be a Viable Career."
by David Austin Walsh
With MOOCs the academic freedom of professors is under siege because professors are losing control of their intellectual property, says Cary Nelson, former president of the American Association of University Professors.
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