"...in the very recent past, humankind has developed the tools and know-how to cure disease, yet we are stifled from maximizing the potential benefit of these new tools by social and legal systems that evolved in a bygone era. This has to change."
"Creative Commons is leading the charge to find these solutions. By helping researchers make data open and available, by streamlining the material transfer process, and by uncovering and integrating data from various stakeholders, Creative Commons is grease to the wheels of science."
It is rather frustrating in this time of rapid communication, that scientific data is shared is shared with such reluctance and through such outdated media. Creative Commons alone won't solve this of course. But it should help.
[ From "Letter from CC Superhero Josh Sommer of the Chordoma Foundation" by Josh Sommer, submitted by Allison Domicone, on December 22nd, 2010, from Creative Commons News ]