Preservation of Cultural Identity and Preventing Piracy of Indigenous Intellectual Properties

Preservation of Cultural Identity and Preventing Piracy of Indigenous Intellectual Properties

John S.C. Afele (International Program for Africa, Canada)
Copyright: © 2003 |Pages: 8
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-039-4.ch008
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Abstract

While the benefits of modern communications in sustainable development could herald new opportunities, there are dangers associated with the introduction of such tools and programs, including cable television, from external environments into communities that have different technological status and cultural values if foreign contents are not managed to interact in harmony with local values. Violent clashes of cultures and possibly dilution of locally held values could result if education about the philosophical bases of the foreign culture is not provided in parallel. Therefore, frameworks such as the United Nations Television Forum should ensure that introduction of new media and programming into new cultural terrains are not wholesale endorsements of the external values depicted. No democratic society should legislate what its citizens could watch on television, however, each cultural domain could saturate its own airwaves with the programs that are deemed as culturally appropriate and cherished by local norms. Nyamba of the Université de Ouagadou in Burkina Faso for example, in his Aspects Sociologiques, Etude de Cas, described cultural attributes and social interactions in Africa and wondered if introduction of online messaging would obliterate the values inherent in the indigenous salutations (Nyamba, 1999).

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Dedication
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Acknowledgments
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Chapter 1
Introduction  (pages 1-18)
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Issues about global security have become preeminent in the hallowed corridors of global diplomacy, especially following the September 11, 2001... Sample PDF
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Chapter 2
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Ironically, the sector that was expected to define and lead the global economy into the new growth era of the new millennium would be the first... Sample PDF
Standards of Knowledge Communities
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Chapter 3
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A distinguishing factor in IT-led knowledge for development models could be the concept of nurturing knowledge communities versus knowledge... Sample PDF
Nurturing Knowledge Communities
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Chapter 4
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Communications channels with and within the developing world, hence, should be considered in light of the transition of such economies into... Sample PDF
Splicing Modern Knowledge and Ancestral Wisdom
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Chapter 5
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Multidimensional frameworks have been advocated in knowledge for sustainable livelihoods programming. Connectivity for development and poverty... Sample PDF
Digital Bridges and Digital Opportunities for Developing Nations
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Globalization may have already become entrenched, and developing countries may not have the power to reverse the phenomenon. Instead, given that... Sample PDF
Globalization and Frameworks for Digital Opportunities
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Chapter 7
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Teleconnectivity and knowledge for development philosophy needs a companion—a knowledge trust fund—that would secure the necessary technical... Sample PDF
Capitalizing the Knowledge Economy of Developing Nations
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Chapter 8
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While the benefits of modern communications in sustainable development could herald new opportunities, there are dangers associated with the... Sample PDF
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Postlude  (pages 198-204)
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The Information Age is relevant to the prosperity and security of developing nations and their indigenous, local, or rural communities. The... Sample PDF
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