Taiwan Times: Professor Promotes Open Source Software

“A prominent U.S. law professor Lawrence Lessig has called on
Taiwan and other Asian countries to join in the worldwide movement
in the collaborative sharing of software programs as a means of
encouraging technical innovation and fueling the growth of the IT

“Invited as a keynote speaker at the 4th Asia Open Source
Software Symposium held in Taipei this week, Lessig said current
strict legal interpretation of intellectual property rights in
combination with the heavy commercial licensing fees demanded by
American corporations have stifled the free-flow of information
sharing that spurs innovative ideas and technical advances.


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