Global Intellectual Property Rights
Knowledge, Access and Development
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Global Intellectual Property Rights by Professor Peter Drahos
Book DescriptionIntellectual 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 behaviour 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780333990285
(216mm x 140mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 31-Oct-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Professor Peter Drahos
Intellectual Property, Indigenous People and their Knowledge, Hardback (June 2014)
Drawing on ancestral cosmology of Australia's indigenous people, this book develops a theory of indigenous peoples' innovation and intellectual property.
Global Governance of Knowledge, Paperback (January 2010)
Peter Drahos argues that patent offices serve multinational elites and undermine public rights under the patent social contract.
Information Feudalism, Paperback (July 2002)
How did intellectual property rules become part of the World Trade Organization's free trade agreements? How have these rules changed the knowledge game for international business? What are the consequences for the ownership of biotechnology and digital technology? This book tells the story of the transformations in information ownership.
Global Business Regulation, Paperback (February 2000)» View all books by Professor Peter Drahos
This book assesses business regulation in the context of globalisation and policy-making.
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Author Biography - Professor Peter Drahos
KUMARIAH BALASUBRAMANIAM Pharmaceutical Adviser, Consumers International, Malaysia MICHAEL BLAKENEY Herchel Smith Professor of Intellectual Property Law, Queen Mary Property Research Institute, London CARLOS M. CORREA Director, University of Buenos Aires Masters Programme on Science and Technology Policy and Management MARTIN KHOR Director of the Third World Network GARY LEA Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary College, London University JAMES LOVE Director, Ralph Nader's Consumer Project on Technology, USA STUART MACDONALD Professor of Information and Organization, Sheffield University RUTH MAYNE Oxfam GB Policy Adviser SOL PICCIOTTO Professor of Law, Lancaster University Law School WILLEM PRETORIUS Barrister SUMAN SAHAI Gene Campaign, India ALAN STORY Law School, University of Kent JOHN SULSTON Founder of the Human Genome Project, Cambridge
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