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Creative Commons Expands, Advertises for Science Commons Executive Director

:: The Creative Commons, the group working to reform copyright, announced in November 2004 the creation of the Science Commons:

The mission of Science Commons is to encourage scientific innovation by making it easier for scientists, universities, and industries to use literature, data, and other scientific intellectual property and to share their knowledge with others. Science Commons works within current copyright and patent law to promote legal and technical mechanisms that remove barriers to sharing.
To develop and launch the project, Creative Commons is seeking an Executive Director for the Science Commons:
The growing abundance of biological and other scientific data, and the explosion of technologies permitting their worldwide availability and distributed processing, present a unique opportunity. Science Commons seeks to enable scientists, innovators, and entrepreneurs to make the most of this historic opportunity and its promise for broadening collaboration and accelerating the pace and depth of discovery. Science Commons will work to counter the application of locks and legal restrictions on scientific data, discovery, and experience, while developing the incentives and means to ease their movement, examination, and productive use among researchers and industry.

We are seeking an Executive Director to develop and launch Science Commons. The Executive Director will report to the Creative Commons Board chairman and will work with active Board and advisory group members.

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