Commons-based science and research and the privatization of its fruits: the robotics paradigm

Par Nikos A. Aspragathos
This paper deals with the contradiction between the inherent accumulative socialized production of the scientific and technological knowledge and the privatization and commercialization of the results. The evolution of the technological knowledge is based on the humanity heritage from mythology and a great variety of disciplines such as art, craft, science, engineering as well as the collective efforts of artists, scientists, engineers, technicians and workers, that is called socialized knowledge production. The controversial issue on the justification of the strengthening the Intellectual Property (IP) protection legislation is considered to show that the aforementioned critical contradiction is underestimated by both sides of supporters and opponents of the IP regime.
JEL Codes: L63, O31, O33, O34
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