Global Intellectual Property Rights: Knowledge, Access and Development

Global Intellectual Property Rights: Knowledge, Access and Development

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  • ISBN-13: 9780333990278
  • ISBN: 0333990277
  • Edition: 1
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan


Drahos, Peter, Mayne, Ruth


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 Rightsshows how the new global rules of intellectual property have been the product of the strategic behavior 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.Drahos, Peter is the author of 'Global Intellectual Property Rights: Knowledge, Access and Development' with ISBN 9780333990278 and ISBN 0333990277.

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