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Intellectual Property and Development

Theory and Practice

Olwan, Rami M.

2013, XX, 392 p. 1 illus.

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  • Timely and highly topical nature
  • Not only written for lawyers, but for a wide audience including economists
  • Explains the subject of IP and development in clear, logical and easy to follow structure
  • Considers in a holistic perspective the historical, economic, cultural and practical effects of introducing IP regimes in developing countries
  • Comparative in nature (for example it compares between various countries such as US, Japan, India, Brazil, and China in relation to their IP regimes)
  • Provides clear practical recommendations to developing countries for ways to utilize IP regimes and implement in order to progress their social and economic development

The book examines the correlation between Intellectual Property Law – notably copyright – on the one hand and social and economic development on the other. The main focus of the initial overview is on historical, legal, economic and cultural aspects. Building on that, the work subsequently investigates how intellectual property systems have to be designed in order to foster social and economic growth in developing countries and puts forward theoretical and practical solutions that should be considered and implemented by policy makers, legal experts and the Word Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Free and open source software (FOSS) - copyright - developing countries - intellectual property - social and economic development

Related subjects » Development Economics - International, Foreign and Comparative Law - Political Science - Social Sciences

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