Intellectual property rights

Translating South Asian classical medicine for global audiences: science, patent law, and language

In 2001 the Indian central government initiated the Traditional Knowledge Digital Library: a project that aims to use “technology to fill the gaps in intellectual property law” that allow the piracy of South Asian classical medicine.

Posturing yoga before the 9th Circuit: materializing Indian‐ness in United States copyright law

Lawsuits are powerful platforms through which the legal consciousness of objects in the world are reflected, debated, and instantiated. In this sense, legal consciousness can be understood as an emergent, processual, and localized phenomenon that both materializes and naturalizes particular social orders. In this seminar, I explore the use of such an analytic of legal consciousness through a case study of four lawsuits in which the core issue is whether or not intellectual property rights can attach to yogic choreographies.

Global intellectual property rights: Knowledge access and development

Author/s (editor/s):

Drahos, Peter (ed)
Mayne, Ruth (ed)

Publication year:

2002

Publication type:

Book

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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 Rights shows how the new global rules of intellectual property have been the product of the strategic behaviour 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.

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Drahos, Peter and Ruth Mayne, 2002. Global intellectual property rights: Knowledge access and development. UK: Palgrave Macmillan Ltd

Intellectual property rights in the knowledge economy

Author/s (editor/s):

Drahos, Peter

Publication year:

2005

Publication type:

Book chapter

Cite the publication as

Drahos, Peter, 2005. ‘Intellectual property rights in the knowledge economy’, In Handbook on the knowledge economy D, edited by David Rooney, Greg Hearn & Abraham Ninan, 139-151. UK, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing.

When cosmology meets property: Indigenous people's innovation and intellectual property

Author/s (editor/s):

Drahos, Peter

Publication year:

2011

Publication type:

Journal article

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http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/08109028.2011.638213#preview

Cite the publication as

Drahos, Peter, 2011. 'When cosmology meets property: Indigenous people's innovation and intellectual property.' _Prometheus_, 29(3): 233-252.

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