Protect or Plunder: Understanding Intellectual Property Rights

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Intellectual property rights, TRIPS, patents - they sound technical, even boring. Yet, as Vandana Shiva shows, what kinds of ideas, technologies, identification of genes, even manipulations of life forms can be owned and exploited for profit by giant corporations is a vital issue for our times. In this readable and compelling introduction to an issue that lies at the heart of the socalled knowledge economy, Vandana Shiva makes clear how this Western-inspired and unprecedented widening of the concept does not in fact ...

Protect or Plunder: Understanding Intellectual Property Rights 2001, Zed Books, London, England

ISBN-13: 9781842771082

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Protect or Plunder?: Understanding Intellectual Property Rights 2001, Zed Books, London, England

ISBN-13: 9781842771099

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