Knowledge as Property: Issues in the Moral Grounding of Intellectual Property Rights

Paperback | July 15, 2012

byRajshree Chandra

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The book critically analyses the nature and scope of intellectual property rights using three different approaches: the philosophical, the empirical, and the theoretical. It studies the different justifications usually put forward in favour of protecting intellectual property rights, and showshow such rights come into conflict with other rights in society. The volume also discusses their benefits and drawbacks with the help of case studies. The author contends that rights can and should be 'structured in a lexical order of priority where rights which are linked to survival strategiesought to have enough legal teeth to trump rights which are more in the nature of economic entitlements, like intellectual property rights are'.

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The book critically analyses the nature and scope of intellectual property rights using three different approaches: the philosophical, the empirical, and the theoretical. It studies the different justifications usually put forward in favour of protecting intellectual property rights, and showshow such rights come into conflict with oth...

Rajshree Chandra is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Janki Devi Memorial College, University of Delhi.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:400 pagesPublished:July 15, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198089112

ISBN - 13:9780198089117

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Table of Contents

IntroductionSection I1. Contextualizing Intellectual Property Rights2. Property Rights: Principles of Legitimation3. Intellectual Property Rights and the Principle of Self-Ownership4. The Utility of Intellectual Property Rights5. The Politics of KnowledgeSection IIIntroduction6. Intellectual Property Rights and the Right to Health: A Case Study of the Glivec Patent Claim in India7. Farmers' Rights in the Context of Proprietary Claims in Agriculture: A Case Study of McFarling v. Monsanto8. Indigenous Knowledge Rights Claims: Neem Patent Claims9. Issues in the Moral Grounding of Intellectual Property RightsBibliographyIndex