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Scrooge and intellectual property rights

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39048.428380.80 (Published 21 December 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:1279

Re: THE WORLD - WILL THE TREATMENT DIFFER BETWEEN DEVELOPED AND DEVELOPING PART OF THE WORLD

In the age of open source coding, file sharing and their benefits
thus far, sharing of knowledge fundamental to global healthcare should be
encouraged; Else health inequalities will continue to rise.
Surely there are other means of making money without hoarding knowledge.

Competing interests:
None declared

Competing interests: No competing interests

12 February 2007
Maureen A Orlando
Health Informatics
UK