Access to Knowledge in Egypt: New Research On Intellectual Property, Innovation And Development by Lea ShaverAccess to Knowledge in Egypt: New Research On Intellectual Property, Innovation And Development by Lea Shaver

Access to Knowledge in Egypt: New Research On Intellectual Property, Innovation And Development

EditorLea Shaver, Nagla Rizk

Hardcover | February 1, 2010

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This volume features five chapters on current issues facing intellectual property, innovation and development policy from the Egyptian perspective. These include: information and communications technology for development, copyright and comparative business models in music, free and open source software, patent reform and access to medicines, and the role of the Egyptian government in promoting access to knowledge internationally and domestically. It offers an overview of the challenges and opportunities in promoting access to knowledge and combines both theoretical and pragmatic approaches in dealing with intellectual property and innovation property the world over.

About The Author

Nagla E. Rizk is Associate Professor and Chair of the Economics department at The American University in Cairo.Lea Shaver is an Associate Research Scholar and Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School. Her research interests include intellectual property, human rights, and Internet law.

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Title:Access to Knowledge in Egypt: New Research On Intellectual Property, Innovation And DevelopmentFormat:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:February 1, 2010Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1849660085

ISBN - 13:9781849660082

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Table of Contents

Foreword; Access to Knowledge: Economic, Global and Local Perspectives; Egypt's Role in the A2K Movement: An analysis of positions and policies; Access to Medicines in Egypt: A Human Rights Approach to IP, Trade and Health; Stories from Egypt's Music Industry: de facto commons as alternatives to copyright; The Software Industry in Egypt: What Role for Open Source?; Information and Communications Technology for Development: Building the knowledge society in Egypt.

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?This book is an important contribution to recovering a nuanced, contextually aware view of access to knowledge and global knowledge governance.? ?Yochaie Benkler, Harvard Law School

?This is a 'must read' for scholars and practitioners interested in economic development, cultural production and access to knowledge.? ?Susan Sell, George Washington University