The Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology (INDU) has announced that it will do a study on Canadian science and technology.
The Committee welcomes briefs on the themes which are connected to many of the issues that interest us:
- Science advice to government;
- Commercialization, venture capital and intellectual property;
- Federally funded research performed in government and higher education; and
- Big science” projects and Canada’s position in global science and technology.
We need to make submissions on Peer Production (The Wealth of Networks), Open Access (And government mandates for open access of publicly funded research, as is done by our major trading partners), DRM/Net Neutrality (Protecting the two underlying innovations that brought us "new media" and enables the "new economy"), Civic Access (and questioning Crown Copyright), etc.