Indigenous Traditional Knowledge and Intellectual Property Rights (M3, #2)

This is an informative and relevant website from the publications List of the Canadian Library of Parliament (prepared by Tonina Simeone). Information is organized under the following sub-headings:

  • Introducation
  • How Does Indigenous Traditional Knowledge Differ from Western Science?
  • Why Protect Traditional Knowledge?
  • How to Protect Traditional Knowledge
  • Limitations of the Intellectual Property Rights Regime in Protecting Traditional Knowledge
  • International Initiatives to Protect Traditional Knowledge
  • Selected References
  • Endnotes

I like how the content of this website is concise and well-researched. It helped me to better understand how traditional knowledge has been exploited, and how awareness of this injustice has recently led to improvements, such as the development of the Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore (IGC).


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