Global Intellectual Property Rights

Overview

Intellectual property rights such as patents can reduce access to knowledge in genetics, health, agriculture, education, and information technology, particularly for people in developing countries. Global Intellectual Property Rights shows how the new global rules of intellectual property have been the product of the strategic behavior of multinationals, rather than democratic dialogue. The final section of the book suggests strategies aimed at developing more flexible standard for poor countries, and for keeping...

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Overview

Intellectual property rights such as patents can reduce access to knowledge in genetics, health, agriculture, education, and information technology, particularly for people in developing countries. Global Intellectual Property Rights shows how the new global rules of intellectual property have been the product of the strategic behavior of multinationals, rather than democratic dialogue. The final section of the book suggests strategies aimed at developing more flexible standard for poor countries, and for keeping knowledge in the intellectual commons.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780333990285
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 1/1/2003
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,212,187
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Drahos is at the Research School of Social Sciences at the Australian National University, Canberra.

Ruth Mayne is a Policy Adviser at Oxfam-GB.

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Table of Contents

Introduction—P. Drahos
Part I: Innovation and Diffusion of Technology
• Exploring the Hidden Costs of Patents—S. Macdonald
• Pro-Competitive Measures under the TRIPS Agreement to Promote Technology Diffusion in Developing Countries—C.M. Correa
Part II: Development and Access to Technology: Genetics, Health, Agriculture, Education and Information Technology
• Intellectual Property and the Human Genome—J. Sulston
• Access to Medicine and Compliance with the WTO TRIPS Accord —J. Love
• Access to Medicines—K. Balasubramaniam
• Agricultural Research—M. Blakeney
• Don't Ignore Copyright, the 'Sleeping Giant' in the TRIPS and International Educational Agenda—A. Story
• Digital Millennium or Digital Domain?—G. Lea
Part III: Knowledge and Access: Who Makes the Rules?
• Negotiating Intellectual Property Rights—P. Drahos
• TRIPS and Developing Countries—W. Pretorius
Part IV: Ownership of Knowledge: Changing the Rules
• Rethinking IPRS and the TRIPS Agreement—M. Khor
• India's Plant Variety Protection and Farmer's Rights Legislation—S. Sahai
• Defending the Public Interest in TRIPS and the WTO—S. Picciotto
• The Global NGO Campaign on Patents and Access to Medicines—R. Mayne

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