Intellectual property and development : theory and practice

Olwan, Rami M. (2011) Intellectual property and development : theory and practice. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


Since the 1960s, many developing countries have introduced IP laws to help them in their social and economic development. Introducing these laws was considered as a civilised act and a precondition of developing countries‘ progress from being =under-developed‘ to becoming =developed‘. In 2004, Brazil and Argentina presented a comprehensive proposal on behalf of developing countries to establish the Development Agenda in the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO). They put forward a view that IP laws in their current form are not helping those countries in their development, as is constantly being suggested by developed countries, and that there is a need to rethink the international IP system and the work of WIPO.

The research undertaken examines the correlation between IP and social and economic development. It investigates how IP systems in developing countries could work to advance their development, especially in the context of the internet. The research considers the theory and practice of IP and development, and proposes a new IP framework which developing countries could employ to further their social and economic development.

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ID Code: 54839
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Fitzgerald, Brian & Fitzgerald, Anne
Keywords: committee on development and IP, Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, Digital Right Management, Creative Commons, Intellectual Property,
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 16 Nov 2012 01:00
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2014 05:48

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