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Politics of Intellectual Property

Contestation Over the Ownership, Use, and Control of Knowledge and Information

Politics of Intellectual Property by Sebastian Haunss
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This book offers empirical analyses of conflicts over the ownership, control, and use of knowledge and information in developed and developing countries. Sebastian Haunss and Kenneth C. Shadlen, along with a collection of eminent contributors, focus on how business organizations, farmers, social movements, legal communities, state officials, transnational enterprises, and international organizations shape policies in areas such as health, information-communication technologies, indigenous knowledge, genetic resources, and many others. The innovative and original chapters examine conflicts over the rules governing various dimensions of IP, including patents, copyrights, traditional knowledge, and biosafety regulations. Written from a political perspective, this timely book will be a must-read for political scientists, sociologists and anthropologists who study IP and conflicts over property. It will also prove a fascinating read for NGOs interested in knowledge governance.
Edward Elgar Publishing; January 2009
264 pages; ISBN 9781849802062
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Title: Politics of Intellectual Property
Author: Sebastian Haunss; Kenneth C. Shadlen
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