Posts Tagged ‘Join us to Stop! the Regulations’

DST regulations: lip service or real consultation?

Tuesday, September 8, 2009 9:58 No Comments

When the DST called for public comment to the proposed Regulations that will govern the Intellectual Property Rights from Publicly Financed Research Bill that was signed into law last year, there was a general outcry from a number of research and academic institutions, as well as local and international activists and academics from within the […]

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The time to sign is now…

Tuesday, May 26, 2009 16:28 1 Comment

The Stop! the Regulations petition is up and running – and ready for your signature. The African Commons Project and members of the open access community in South Africa have been working together to draft a letter of protest to the Department of Science and Technology using the collaborative writing tools at MixedInk. The community […]

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Join us to Stop! the Regulations

Tuesday, April 28, 2009 10:13 3 Comments

The Minister of Science and Technology proposes to include a set of Regulations in the Publicly Financed Research and Development Act, section 17, that will result in dire consequences for the research sector in South Africa in particular and all South Africans in general, by stifling local innovation and access to knowledge. These Regulations must […]

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