Intellectual property rights are meant to provide an incentive for innovators to create, but granting unnecessary protection could act as a barrier to innovation.
There are countless services available on the Internet that operate globally without necessarily having any physical presence in every single country in which their customers are found.
The new portal for government data launched by the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI) is a great achievement for the government, but work needs to be done to ensure that this project provides real value in a sustainable manner.
The Dutch government is leading the way for making academic research accessible to students in universities and wants to make all Dutch research available for free on the Internet.
Computer technology enables new ways of doing research that could help save lives, but outdated laws make such research illegal.