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[News] Free Information Online Collaborated on, Increasingly Accepted

  • Subject: [News] Free Information Online Collaborated on, Increasingly Accepted
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 06 Feb 2010 03:05:34 +0000
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Brazil 2.0: Journalists Go Online to Open Government Records

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| Veridiana Sedeh and Jose Roberto de Toledo 
| spoke with me from ABRAJIâs headquarters in 
| Sao Paolo. During our conversations, 
| Veridiana and Jose Roberto emphasized the 
| importance of creating a public memory 
| through smart journalism informed by access 
| to government record-keeping. I met 
| Veridiana through her work as a peer 
| reviewer on the upcoming Global Integrity 
| Report: 2009, and that led me to ABRAJI.


Britain Loves Wikipedia - And About Time, Too

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| One of the important roles of museums and 
| galleries is education: helping the public 
| to discover and explore the masterworks in 
| their collections. So you would have thought 
| that they would be only to happy to have 
| images of those works exposed in the 
| greatest online gallery of them all, 
| Wikipedia. And yet there has been a certain 
| resistance to this in some quarters, thanks 
| - of course - to a crazy obsession with 
| "copyright".


Vote now to stop government regulation of .uk

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| Nominet is canvassing support for a crucial 
| Net governance vote that it says will help 
| prevent government regulation of Britainâs 
| dot-uk registry.



Wikipedia Citations in Patents Up 59 Percent

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| Patent Librarian Michael White recently
| posted an interesting graph on the number of
| U.S. patents referencing Wikipedia articles:
|   The number of U.S. patents issued last year
|   that contain one or more references to
|   Wikipedia articles totaled 809, a 59
|   percent jump from 2008. Several years ago
|   the USPTO banned patent examiners from
|   using Wikipedia as a source of information
|   for determining patentability of
|   inventions. However, examiners and
|   applicants continue to cite it.

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