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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 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 Details

ISBN: 9780333990285
ISBN-10: 0333990285
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 24mm)
Pages: 295
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 31-Oct-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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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