Traditional Knowledge and Intellectual Property

Traditional Knowledge and Intellectual Property

Ulia Popova-Gosart (Lauravetlan Information and Education Network of Indigenous Peoples of Russian Federation (LIENIP) and University of California in Los Angeles, USA)
Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 10
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-987-8.ch094
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Abstract

During the past two decades, the search for an appropriate mechanism to protect ‘traditional knowledge’ has been a subject of discourse among international law and policies agents, actors of global trade, academia, environmentalists, and the indigenous-rights activists. Within the framework of international law, the discussion went into two main directions: protection of knowledge products, and protection of rights over knowledge resources as a part of a movement to preserve vitality and diversity of indigenous cultures.

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