Knowledge Diplomacy: Global Competition and the Politics of Intellectual Property

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In this book Michael Ryan explains the issues, politics, and diplomacy of balancing intellectual property rights with the public's right of access. He discusses the major negotiations to forge international policy in the 1980s and 1990s, including the bilateral U.S. intellectual property negotiations with China and other developing countries, the multilateral negotiations conducted at GATT, and the 1996 copyright treaties negotiated at the World Intellectual Property Organization. He analyzes the shaping context ...
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Overview

In this book Michael Ryan explains the issues, politics, and diplomacy of balancing intellectual property rights with the public's right of access. He discusses the major negotiations to forge international policy in the 1980s and 1990s, including the bilateral U.S. intellectual property negotiations with China and other developing countries, the multilateral negotiations conducted at GATT, and the 1996 copyright treaties negotiated at the World Intellectual Property Organization. He analyzes the shaping context of global competition in intellectual property-intensive industries - pharmaceuticals and fine chemicals, film and music, publishing, information technology, and software - and the industries' policy advocacy tactics and strategies to protect their markets. He examines the role of the World Intellectual Property Organization and explores the new "knowledge diplomacy" that will establish the rules governing the exploitation of innovation and expression in a digital, twenty-first century global economy.
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Explains the issues, politics, and diplomacy of balancing intellectual property rights with the public's right of access. Discusses major negotiations to forge international policy in the 1980s and 1990s, and analyzes the context of global competition in industries such as pharmaceuticals, film and music, publishing, information technology, and software, and examines the industries' policy advocacy tactics and strategies to protect their markets. Also looks at the role of the World Intellectual Property Organization. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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"The book is an invaluable resource for those interested in acquiring knowledge of different countries' intellectual property laws, (or lack of laws) and the means through which industrialized countries have forced developing countries to the bargaining table.... In summary, 'Knowledge Diplomacy' is a highly recommended and informative resource for those seeking detailed knowledge on the history and future of intellectual property diplomacy. Not only is the body of the text accessible and filled with valuable, concise information, the reference section at the back is a gateway to a wealth of articles and treatises..." —Daniel Maranci, Suffolk University Law School, Bimonthly Review of Law Books, 1/1/2001

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780815776536
  • Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/1998
  • Pages: 249
  • Product dimensions: 5.99 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael P. Ryan directs the Study on Innovation, Expression and Development at the School of Business at Georgetown University, where he also teaches at the School of Foreign Service. He is the author of Playing by the Rules: American Trade Power and Diplomacy in the Pacific (Georgetown, 1995).

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction and Framework for Analysis 1
2 Patents for Technological Innovation 21
3 Copyright for Artistic and Informational Expression 47
4 Business Mobilization and U.S. Trade Diplomacy 67
5 TRIPS Diplomacy and International Legal Change 91
6 WIPO and the International Organization of Intellectual Property 125
7 TRIPS Implementation and Development 141
8 The Communication Revolution and Intellectual Property 159
9 Knowledge Diplomacy 191
Reference List 203
Index 235
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