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Proceedings of the Workshop on Promoting Access to Scientific and Technical Data for the Public Interest: An Assessment of Policy Options

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National Research Council. 1999. Proceedings of the Workshop on Promoting Access to Scientific and Technical Data for the Public Interest: An Assessment of Policy Options. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/9693.

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390 pages | web only
DOI: https://doi.org/10.17226/9693
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Front Matter i-viii
Contents ix-x
Part I—Workshop Presentations 1-1
1 Introductory Remarks 2-2
2 Keynote Address 3-5
3 Characteristics of Scientific and Technical Databases 6-100
4 Economic Forces in the Production, Dissemination, and Use of Scientific and Technical Databases 101-110
5 Overview of Technologies for Protecting and for Misappropriating Digital Intellectual Property Rights: The Current Situation and Future Prospects 111-121
6 Legal and Policy Issues 122-137
Part II—Discussion Sessions on the Current and Legal and Technical Situation 138-138
7 Government-Sector Data 139-152
8 Not-for-Profit-Sector Data 153-169
9 Commerical-Sector Data 170-185
Part III—Discussion Sessions on the Potential Impacts of Legislation and Assessments of Policy Options 186-186
10 A Strong Property Rights Model for Protecting Databases 187-217
11 An Unfair Competition Model for Protecting Databases 218-250
12 Promoting Access to and Use of Government-Sector Scientific and Technical Data—An Assessment of Legal and Policy Options 251-281
13 Promoting Access to and Use of Not-for-Profit Scientific and Technical Data—An Assessment of Legal and Policy Options 282-306
14 Final Plenary Discussion 307-313
Appendix A: Biographical Sketches of Study Committee and Workshop Speakers and Panelists 314-327
Appendix B: Workshop Agenda and Participants 328-336
Appendix C: Raw Knowledge: Protecting Technical Databases for Science and Industry 337-376
Appendix D: Acronyms 377-379
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