Campaign for Cambridge Science
Cambridge University, which along with MIT and Stanford, has a liberal policy on academics’ IP rights, is proposing to change it to a much more repressive regime. As usual, the people behind this have no idea of what they are effectively doing — killing the geese that lay the golden eggs — and indeed seem contemptuous of the notion that there is any connection between liberal attitudes towards IP and industrial creativity. Here’s a splendid polemic by Ross Anderson against this idiocy. For a comparison between Silicon Valley and Route 128 (the Massachussetts equivalent) see here. And here’s how MIT handles Faculty IP.