Monday, November 14, 2005

 
The Patry Copyright Blog: There is Collective Bargaining in Kansas, Dorothy

From The Patry Copyright Blog: There is Collective Bargaining in Kansas, Dorothy. Very interesting post about academia and the ownership of copyrighted works, as well as the dynamics of public-sector collective bargaining.

Patry says this is fast becoming a hot topic, but I just want to point out that it is by no means a new one. IP has been a negotiating point for faculty and graduate student unions since (and I am sure, before) I got involved in the academic unionization movement, which was roughly 2000-01. At one of the CGEU conferences I went to, in fact, students from an ivy-league (I think Yale) led a discussion on the inclusion of IP rights/interests in their platform - which apparently was a very attractive addition for those in the sciences, where ownership of trademark and patent are key issues. From the graduate labor perspective, being recognized and credited for work done in a lab or as a research assistant is also a huge issue. And the decade-plus existence of the CCC-IP Caucus shows that, in rhet/comp, at least, the issues of IP in the academy has been a hot topic (with some of us) for quite some time.


- posted by laurie @ 11/14/2005 08:17:00 AM
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