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Global Intellectual Property Rights: Knowledge, Access and Development

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ISBN13: 9780333990278
ISBN: 0333990277
Published: August 2002
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
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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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Intellectual Property Law
Preface - Notes on the Contributors - List of Abbreviations - 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: Models for State Practice in Developing Countries; J.Love - Access to Medicines: Patents, Prices and Public Policy: Consumer Perspectives; K.Balasubramaniam - Agricultural Research: Intellectual Property and the CGIAR System; M.Blakeney - Don't Ignore Copyright, the 'Sleeping Giant' in the TRIPS and International Educational Agenda; A.Story - Digital Millennium or Digital Domain? The Effect of IPRs in Software on Developing Countries; G.Lea - PART III: KNOWLEDGE AND ACCESS: WHO MAKES THE RULES? - Negotiating Intellectual Property Rights: Between Coercion and Dialogue; P.Drahos - TRIPS and Developing Countries: How Level is the Playing Field?; 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: An Oxfam Perspective; R.Mayne - Index