Indigenous heritage and intellectual property : genetic resources, traditional knowledge and folklore / editor: S. von Lewinski ; contributors: Anja von Hahn ... [et al.].

Contributor(s): Lewinski, Silke von | Hahn, A. v. (Anja von)
Publisher: The Hague ; New York : Kluwer Law International, c2008Edition: 2nd edDescription: xxvi, 536 p. ; 25 cmISBN: 9789041124920 ( hardcover : alk. paper)Subject(s): Intellectual property | Cultural property -- Protection of -- Law and legislation | Indigenous peoples -- Legal status, laws, etcDDC classification: 344/.094 | 342.0872 LOC classification: K1401 | .I53 2003
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Previous ed. 2004

Includes bibliographical references and index.

"Recognizing that the commercial exploitation of indigenous knowledge and resources takes place in the midst of a genuine and significant "clash of cultures," the eight contributors to this important book explore ways in which intellectual property law can expand to accommodate the rights to indigenous people to their traditional knowledge, genetic resources, indigenous names and designations, and folklore. In so doing they touch upon such fundamental issues and concepts as the following: collective rights to the living heritage; relevant human rights norms; bioprospecting and biopiracy; benefit-sharing in biological resources; farmers' rights; the practical needs of documentation, assistance, and advice; the role of customary law; and public domain."--BOOK JACKET.

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