Rights plan all wrong 2

September 20, 2002

MIT's policies are more liberal, not more restrictive, as Sir Alec Broers states. Intellectual property associated with independent research lies with the inventor or author, not with MIT. The proposed intellectual property rules for Cambridge, as I understand them, would result in the intellectual property for independent research ending up with the university.

Ronald L. Rivest
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Details: http://web.mit.edu/ policies/13.1.html

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