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Friday, 25 June 2004


Today Jeremy gave his paper at the conference, "Intellectual Property in a Changing Society" (see previous blog). When he spoke about university IP policy, he mentioned that it wasn't just academic employees such as professors, lecturers and research fellows who generate potentially valuable and commercially exploitable IP: students also generate work that can be commercially exploited, though their legal positition is often unclear and their work is sometimes abused by supervising staff and universities alike. This comment triggered off a heated discussion of the situation in Poland, where students have apparently had quite a raw deal. The IPKat would like to hear from any visitors to this blog if they know of any real live cases of students' research being misappropriated by their teachers or by the university at which they are registered. Please post your comments below.

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