[Fsf-friends] Behind the mumbo jumbo of "Intellectual Property Rights"

Frederick Noronha (FN) fred@bytesforall.org
Fri Aug 19 00:53:32 IST 2005

Behind the mumbo-jumbo of "Intellectual Property Rights"

Why should intellectual property rights matter to civil society?
Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) has affected the public's access to
knowledge in the public domain and to copyrighted work, and infiltrated
into the domain of food and medicine, threatening the sustainability of
indigenous knowledge and biodiversity. What can be done to protect the
global commons, and culture and life forms in the public domain that are
the heritage of humankind? What can civil society do locally to ensure
that IPR legislations respond to social and cultural needs rather to the
needs of international capital? - APC Africa ICT Policy Monitor More >>

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