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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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