Japonica rice: Intellectual property, scientific publishing and data-sharing

Rimmer, Matthew (2005) Japonica rice: Intellectual property, scientific publishing and data-sharing. Prometheus, 23(3), pp. 325-347.

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This article examines a series of controversies within the life sciences over data sharing. Part 1 focuses upon the agricultural biotechnology firm Syngenta publishing data on the rice genome in the journal Science, and considers proposals to reform scientific publishing and funding to encourage data sharing. Part 2 examines the relationship between intellectual property rights and scientific publishing, in particular copyright protection of databases, and evaluates the declaration of the Human Genome Organisation that genomic databases should be global public goods. Part 3 looks at varying opinions on the information function of patent law, and then considers the proposals of Patrinos and Drell to provide incentives for private corporations to release data into the public domain.

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ID Code: 85385
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Copyright law, data-sharing, Food Security, Genomics, Intellectual property, patent law, research exemption, rice and staple crops, scientific databases, scientific publishing, Intellectual Property and Innovation Law Research Group
DOI: 10.1080/08109020500235180
ISSN: 0810-9028
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 Taylor and Francis
Deposited On: 25 Aug 2015 06:55
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2015 01:24

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