Intellectual Property and Human Development: Current Trends and Future Scenarios by Tzen WongIntellectual Property and Human Development: Current Trends and Future Scenarios by Tzen Wong

Intellectual Property and Human Development: Current Trends and Future Scenarios

EditorTzen Wong, Graham Dutfield

Paperback | October 21, 2010

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This book examines the social impact of intellectual property laws. It addresses issues and trends relating to health, food security, education, new technologies, preservation of bio-cultural heritage, and contemporary challenges in promoting the arts. It explores how intellectual property frameworks could be better calibrated to meet socioeconomic needs in countries at different stages of development, with local contexts and culture in mind. Scenarios for the future are discussed. A resource for policy-makers, stakeholders, non-profits, and students, this volume furthermore highlights alternative modes of innovation that are emerging to address such diverse challenges as neglected or resurgent diseases in developing countries and the harnessing of creative possibilities on the Internet. The collected essays emphasize not only fair access by individuals and communities to intellectual property - protected material, whether a cure, a crop variety, clean technology, a textbook, or a tune - but also the enhancement of their own capabilities in cultural participation and innovation.
Title:Intellectual Property and Human Development: Current Trends and Future ScenariosFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:448 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.79 inShipping dimensions:8.98 × 5.98 × 0.79 inPublished:October 21, 2010Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521138280

ISBN - 13:9780521138284


Table of Contents

1. Intellectual property through the lens of human development: an introduction Tzen Wong; 2. Intellectual property and medicine: towards global health equity Claudia Chamas, Joshua Sarnoff and Ben Prickril; 3. Food security and intellectual property rights: finding the linkages Hans Morten Haugen, Manuel Ruiz and Savita Mullapudi Narasimhan; 4. Trends and scenarios in the legal protection of traditional knowledge Charles McManis and Yolanda Terán; 5. Traditional cultural expressions: preservation and innovation Tzen Wong and Claudia Fernandini; 6. Copyright and capability for education: an approach to intellectual property 'from below' Margaret Chon; 7. Knowledge and education: pro-access implications of new technologies Dalindyebo Shabalala; 8. Cultural diversity and the arts: contemporary challenges for copyright Tzen Wong, Molly Torsen and Claudia Fernandini; 9. Scenario planning on the future of IP: literature review and implications for human development Michael Gollin, Gwen Hinze and Tzen Wong.

Editorial Reviews

"This is the single best book so far on the rich interplay between intellectual property and human development. It should be a must-read for anyone wishing to be meaningfully engaged in the increasingly relevant debate on IP and development."

- Anatole Krattiger
Adjunct Professor, Cornell University and the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University