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IMI—A New Path to New Medicines?

Jim Murray | OpenMedicine.EU | October 14, 2011

I spent an interesting morning last week in the European Parliament at a presentation of the Innovative Medicines Initiative. IMI is a joint undertaking between the European pharmaceutical association EFPIA and the EU to carry out projects, mostly in pre-competitive research, to help develop new and innovative medicines. Read More »

In The Wake Of Aaron Swartz's Death, Let's Fix Draconian Computer Crime Law

Marcia Hoffman | Electronic Frontier Foundation | January 14, 2013

Aaron was one of our community's best and brightest, and he acheived great things in his short life. He was a coder, a political activist, an entrepreneur, a contributor to major technological developments (like RSS), and an all-around Internet freedom rock star. As Wired noted, the world will miss out on decades of magnificent things Aaron would have accomplished had his time not been cut short. Read More »

Industry Continues Dabbling with Open Innovation Models

Cormac Sheridan | Nature Biotechnology | December 8, 2011

On October 26, seven large pharma companies and a biotech firm, Alnylam, announced a collaboration with the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) to establish WIPO Re:Search. Read More »

Internet Activist Death Places Spotlight On More Open Access To Information

Michael Geist | The Star | January 20, 2013

The Internet community has been reeling for the past week as it grapples with the suicide of Aaron Swartz, a prominent digital rights activist who left a remarkable legacy for a 26-year old. [...] Read More »

Is GitHub Government’s Next Big Thing?

Luke Fretwell | FedScoop | June 6, 2012

With recent attempts from the White House to bring a more agile approach to government technology, U.S. Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel’s “Shared First” initiative, released in December, coupled with the federal government’s new digital strategy, the door may slowly be opening to a more widespread public sector collaborative coding environment, such as the one provide by San Francisco-based startup GitHub.

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Japan Was The First To Ratify ACTA. Will They Join TPP Next?

Maira Sutton | Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) | October 26, 2012

Two of the biggest threats to the Internet are two international agreements: the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP) and the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA). [...] With these two agreements, both of which contain intellectual property (IP) provisions that would negatively impact digital rights and innovation, the country that sits at the center of play is Japan. Read More »

Justice System "Overreach" Blamed In Suicide Of Open-Access Technology Activist

Declan Butler | Scientific American | January 15, 2013

Aaron Swartz faced an imminent trial for having downloaded some four million articles from a not-for-profit scholarly archive, and a possible penalty of 35 years in prison and a $1-million fine, which some call disproportionate to his actions Read More »

Leaked TPP Chapter: 5 Scary Provisions In WikiLeaks' Trans-Pacific Partnership Release

Connor Adams Sheets | International Business Times | November 13, 2013

WikiLeaks broke the seal on key parts of the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership on Wednesday, when it released the agreement's intellectual property chapter online. Read More »

Let’s Start Talking About Open Access

Sean Guillory | Sean's Russia Blog | January 13, 2013

[...] We academics rarely think about our work as a commodity, the mechanisms through which the public is denied access, and the profits corporations make by selling that access to mostly cash strapped public universities at exorbitant prices. But Swartz’s death is an indication that academic work is a high stakes game that can leave many of us with blood on our hands. Read More »

Megaupload And The Government's Attack On Cloud Computing

Cindy Cohn and Julie Samuels | Electronic Frontier Foundation | October 31, 2012

Yesterday, EFF, on behalf of its client Kyle Goodwin, filed a brief proposing a process for the Court in the Megaupload case to hold the government accountable for the actions it took (and failed to take) when it shut down Megaupload's service and denied third parties like Mr. Goodwin access to their property. [...] Read More »

Megupload User To Court: Hold Government Accountable

Julie Samuels | Electronif Frontier Foundation | October 30, 2012

It’s been almost a year since Kyle Goodwin lost access to the lawful property that he stored on Megaupload. EFF, on his behalf, has asked the Court to order his data returned, and, more recently, has also asked the Court to unseal the confidential search warrants surrounding the third-party data at issue.  And it appears Mr. Goodwin is making some headway... Read More »

MMRGlobal Files Form 8-K Regarding Signing Of Patent License Agreement, Dr. Shekhar Challa To Medical Board Of Advisors

Press Release | MMRGlobal, Inc., 4medica, Inc. | December 10, 2012

MMRGlobal, Inc. (OTCQB: MMRF) today announced it filed a Form 8-K regarding the signing by MyMedicalRecords, Inc. (MMR) of a Non-Exclusive Patent License Agreement with 4medica, Inc. to license U.S. rights for the health IT patents owned by MyMedicalRecords, Inc. Read More »

More Equitable North/South Research Partnership

Debbie Marais | The Euroscientist | September 16, 2013

Local research and innovation matter to develop sustainable solutions for health problems in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). In the past few years, this has increasingly been recognised. However, such sustainability is only achievable if research funding allows for capacity building and sharing of other benefits from research partnerships. [...] Read More »

More Research Volunteers Are Getting Their Medical Test Results. Should We Cheer — or Worry?

Kat McGowan | STAT | December 1, 2016

Volunteer for a clinical trial and your body will be poked, prodded, scanned, and analyzed. But you’re unlikely to get any of the results. A small but influential band of activists has been pushing hard to change that — and they’re starting to get traction. The research establishment has long opposed giving volunteers access to their data, even though that’s supposed to be part of the arrangement. Some worry that it’s too easy for laypeople to misinterpret test results, while others maintain that it’s a waste of resources to organize data for individual review...

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N.S.A. Devises Radio Pathway Into Computers

David E. Sanger and Thom Shanker | New York Times | January 14, 2014

The National Security Agency has implanted software in nearly 100,000 computers around the world that allows the United States to conduct surveillance on those machines and can also create a digital highway for launching cyberattacks. Read More »