A small leadership group of the new British University and Colleges Union has recommended a boycott of Israeli universities and scholars by British universities. This proposed boycott represents a direct assault on a core principle of academic freedom. University scholars must be free to produce and disseminate knowledge and understanding, without threat of interference or penalty, regardless of the policies of their national governments. This freedom is a sine qua non of higher education's global--and globally recognized--mission.
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Viacom Lawsuit Against YouTube.com
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March 15, 2007
Dr. Polk Wagner
Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania
Researches and teaches about intellectual property law, information law,
law and technology