Intellectual Property and Human Rights 2nd ed
Published: June 2008
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
Country of Publication: Netherlands
Price: Out of print
This book is an enhanced edition of Copyright and Human Rights - isbn 9789041122780 published in 2004. In addition to updating six chapters of the earlier work, some 15 new chapters on other IP topics have been added
Human rights issues arise more and more often in an intellectual property context. Intellectual Property and Human Rights is the first comprehensive analysis of this emerging nexus of legal issues. In twenty-one incisive essays, well-known authorities in both intellectual property law and human rights law present in-depth analysis and discussion of such essential topics as the following:
- The human rights credentials of copyright and other intellectual property rights;
- The relations between copyright and freedom of speech and of expression, from the perspectives of both North American and European law;
- The relevance to copyright of the public interest defence in European law;
- The way trade marks and human rights interfere;
- The human rights and morality aspects of biotechnological patents and stem cell patents;
- The interaction between human rights and geographical indications and
- The fundamental rights of privacy in an intellectual property environment.
In the years to come, more and more lawyers will be confronted with issues involving the interaction of intellectual property and human rights. As a groundbreaking work Intellectual Property and Human Rights
will be seen as a cornerstone of the debate. Practitioners, academics and policymakers in both fields will immediately recognize its value as a springboard to the informed future development of this new and crucial area of legal theory and practice.