Daily Archives: April 29, 2009

“Fair” copyright and publicly funded research

http://marketplace.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/04/28/pm_copyright/ The National Institutes of Health launched a web based open access program to make government funded medical research available to the public free of charge. Now medical publishers are challenging this policy.  This radio news items expands on these thorny copyright and public goods issues.

“Publicly funded research doesn’t seem so public when the public has to pay to read the results in a journal. A proposed law would help publishing companies preserve their business models, but it would limit public access to the research.”

Post written by Peter Bloch, consultant to CAS-IP


Minutes of the Genetic Resources Policy Committee (GRPC)

In March 2009, the 25th Session of the GRPC was held at the WorldFish Center in Penang, Malaysia.  For information on the GRPC visit

Minutes from the March meeting meeting can be read and downloaded from the lead link:

The GRPC posts all of its meeting reports here:  http://cgiar.org/who/structure/committees/grpc_meeting_reports.html