Sharing expertise: more than just "Ah Irony"

Ed Pirog pirog at COX.NET
Wed Jan 22 13:14:15 CST 2003


Am I to understand that we are to look at 'knowledge' as a product which
should be compensated for and controlled? I'm I the only one who sees
something wrong with this?
I only ask this because there seems to be a common trend going on here and
it is not just among academics.
Ed

----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael W Palmer/bot/cas/Okstate" <carex at OKSTATE.EDU>
To: <TAXACOM at USOBI.ORG>
Sent: Wednesday, January 22, 2003 12:46 PM
Subject: [TAXACOM] Sharing expertise: more than just "Ah Irony"


> I found the discussion about the degree we should feel free to share our
> expertise (free of charge) to be quite interesting.  But I'm also
> concerned that there is a current of something even more disquieting
> happening.   Please see the announcement below, circulated to faculty
> within our university.  I've been told that there are potential concerns
> not only when we teach international students, but also when we post to
> listservs, or maintain a web page (thus I have specifically been asked to
> attend the seminar).   I will find out more details next week, but I'm
> sure many of my other US colleagues have heard similar things.  I've
> changed the names below.
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> Faculty,
> You may have received the message below from your department head
> recently. I URGE YOU TO TAKE NOTICE OF THESE REGULATIONS SINCE THEY MAY
> INDEED BE RELEVANT TO YOUR PROGRAM.
> The definition of "Export" includes discussion of your research with a
> foreign national. Since many of us have international students, we, by
> definition, are "exporters". This in turn means that we may require a
> license to "export" this material. The only question remains what material
> needs to have a license. That is not easy to answer and is the purpose of
> John's seminar.
>
> I URGE YOU TO ATTEND IF YOUR SCHEDULE ALLOWS.
>
> Bryan
>
>
> *****
>
>
> John  Doe (Office of University Research) will present an EAR (Export
> Administration Regulations)/ITAR (International Traffic in Arms
> Regulation) seminar for members of the Arts & Sciences faculty on
> Wednesday 29, 2003 at 3pm in Case Study 1, Rm 408 Student Union.  Those
> conducting research that may fall under these regulations, including but
> not limited to Computer Science, Botany, Chemistry, Physics, Microbiology,
>  Mathematics and Zoology, those who will present research results at
> international conferences or those who have international students in
> their labs are urged to attend this seminar.
>




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