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Open COVID Pledge: Removing Obstacles to Sharing IP in the Fight Against COVID-19

CC has engaged in a Solution to COVID-19

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Open COVID Pledge logo over "COVID 19" by VCU Capital News Service, CC BY-NC;

Creative Commons has joined forces with other legal experts and leading scientists to offer a simple way for universities, companies, and other holders of intellectual property (IP) rights to support the development of medicines, test kits, vaccines, and other scientific discoveries related to COVID-19 for the duration of the pandemic. The Open COVID Pledge grants the public free, temporary access to IP rights in support of solving the COVID-19 crisis, removing unnecessary obstacles to dissemination of the knowledge and inventions that could save lives and limit suffering.

👉 Who's taken the Pledge: Several companies have signed on as founding adopters, including Amazon, Facebook, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM, Microsoft, and Sandia National Laboratories. These companies join initial adopters Intel, the Fabricatorz Foundation, and Unified Patents!

👉 How you can help: Spread the news about the Open COVID Pledge by sharing this page and using the hashtag, #OpenCOVIDPledge!