October 1, 2004
Who Should Own Science?A group proposing alternative licenses says patents thwart research; some officials disagree
Article: Alternative License for the Arts Fails to Catch On in AcademeBy ANDREA L. FOSTER
Creative Commons is a group that developed an alternative copyright system to make literature, music, films, and scholarship freely available to the public. Now it plans to do the same for scientific and technological research.
The new project, called Science Commons, will encourage