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Each country’s patent and copyright laws should serve the greater good.
Extended copyright terms help large corporations - not individual artists.
From pie tin to megabusiness.
Glenn Curtiss’s aeronautical innovations outlasted the Wright brothers’. But his biggest contribution to aviation was an Albany-Manhattan flight many deemed suicidal.
What the U.S. could learn about patenting life forms–and about civic engagement–by looking to Canada.
Despite its flaws, the system does protect inventors against big companies who might usurp their ideas.
Geneticists agree: hoarding information hurts science–and public health.
In laying claim to the decades-old idea of the hyperlink, British Telecom shows what’s wrong with patenting.
What tree huggers can teach us about the public domain of ideas.
Even during its “war on terrorism,” the U.S. government says it can’t suspend patents. Wrong: it’s done so before.