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Why obsession with exports is bad for aspiring innovative economy

At the beginning of March, Lithuania has launched a new round of the structural fund grants to the innovative companies – Intelektas and Intelektas+. On the surface it looks good public policy and proper use of public resources. This is what I thought until, I have been extensively involved with innovative business and prior to …

Intellectual Property Rights in the Universities

My article on Intellectual Property Rights in the Universities, based on research I’ve done in Canada in 2011, was just published. This topic is direly relevant for Lithuania. Lithuania has very limited public resources for research, therefore it faces the double challenge of creating an attractive and competitive innovation/creativity environment within the universities and compensating …

Sad day for Lithuanian libraries

On December 21, 2011 the Lithuanian Parliament adopted the important amendments to the Lithuanian Copyright Law revising the exceptions for libraries and the disabled persons. Digitization of works by the libraries and access to digital copies are comprehensively restricted in the new law. Digitizing and using the digital copies of the works is allowed in …