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Vandana Shiva shows how the protection of intellectual property is being transformed into corporate plunder, looking at how Western-inspired laws do not stimulate human creativity or knowledge. This compelling book looks at what ideas, technologies, and inventions can be exploited for profit by giant corporations in “knowledge economy.” This book highlights why popular resistance around the world is rising to the WTO that polices this new intellectual world order, and the pharmaceutical, biotech, and other corporations which dominate it—and the new technologies they are foisting upon humans.

About the Author

Vandana Shiva is a world-renowned environmental thinker and campaigner. She is a leader in the International Forum on Globalization, recipient of the Alternative Nobel Peace Prize (the Right Livelihood Award), and of the Earth Day Award.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Patents—An Ethical Crisis * The Role of Patents in History * The Myth of Patents * Threats to Biodiversity * Biopiracy * Can Seed be Owned? * Profiteering from Disease * Democracy or Dictatorship? * The Way Forward * TRIPS Reform and Review * Farmers' Rights as Community Rights: The Sui Generis System * Intellectual Property Rights Reform

Product Details

ISBN:
9781842771099
Author:
Shiva, Vandana
Publisher:
Zed Books
Author:
Shiva, Vandana, Interviewee
Location:
London
Subject:
Biotechnology
Subject:
Patent, Trademark, Copyright
Subject:
Intellectual Property
Subject:
Patents
Subject:
Plants, cultivated
Subject:
International - General
Subject:
International - Economics
Subject:
General Current Events
Subject:
Intellectual Property - Patent
Subject:
Intellectual Property - General
Subject:
Law-Intellectual Property - Patent
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Global Issues
Series Volume:
no. 48
Publication Date:
20020231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
7.92 x 5.09 x 0.485 in

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