U.S. advised to promote open standards, source, innovation

A LinuxDevices article includes:

A business- and university-led public policy group has issued a downloadable 72-page report examining open standards, open source software, and "open innovation." The report concludes that openness should be promoted as a matter of public policy, in order to foster innovation and economic growth in the U.S. and world economies.
The report was released by the Committee for Economic Development (CED), a non-profit, non-partisan public policy research organization comprised of about 200 senior corporate executives and university leaders.
The CED report concludes that intellectual property (IP) law and business practices designed for the trade of physical goods threaten economic development and innovation in digital information product markets such as software.

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The report Itself

This report has some great stuff in it. I've only skimmed it, but how about these quotes :
'The Council recognized
the importance of protecting the interests
of initial creators—authors, songwriters,
inventors—but also saw a critical role in the
historically balanced intellectual property
scheme for the vast number of potential “follow-
on innovators,” who build upon earlier
innovation by standing on the “shoulders
of giants.”' (page 9)

'Consistent with the position
it has taken in its earlier reports, the Council
recommends that any legislation or regulation
regarding intellectual property rights be weighed
with a presumption against the granting of new
rights. The burden of proof should be on proponents
of new rights to demonstrate with rigorous
analysis the necessity of such an extension,
because of the benefits to society of further innovation
through greater access to technology.' (page 13)

'The Digital Millennium Copyright Act
should be reviewed with the aim of guaranteeing
access under the Fair Use doctrine to
digital information that has been the subject
of some form of access control and of fostering
open innovation and interoperability
involving products subject to the Act’s
Proposed legislation or regulations regarding
intellectual property rights should be
subject to the Adelphi Charter test, which
establishes a presumption against the grant
of any new rights, requires that proponents
of new rights bear the burden of proof, and
calls for rigorous analysis of the impact of the
proposed changes.' (page 51)