June 20, 2001

Corporate-sponsored research untrustworthy

Author: JT Smith

Slashdot: "capt.Hij submitted this interesting story about the growing amount of corporate-sponsored
research at public universities. The Bayh-Dole Act (see here too), passed in 1980, allowed
research performed with public money to be patented by private companies, so we're
paying most of the bills, the companies are reaping all the profits and in the process,
corrupting the research as well."

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