oversight

Intellectual Theft

Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2006-04-05.

Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)

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          We received information that confidentiality of peer review of an NSF proposal may have been
          compromised. The PI' of a funded NSF proposal2 received a letter from complainant's3counsel
          alleging copyright violation in the proposal, which supported acquisition of research
          instrumentation at a University. We contacted counsel for the copyright owners, who asserts that
          the cease-and-desist letter was based solely on the publicly available award information for the
          grant.4

          Accordingly, this case is closed.




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NSF OIG Form 2 (1 1/02)