Intellectual Property and Development : Theory and Practice

Olwan, Rami (2013) Intellectual Property and Development : Theory and Practice. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.

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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).

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This book is the published version of the PhD dissertation submitted by the author at QUT in 2011. The PhD thesis was supervised by Professor Brian Fitzgerald and Professor Anne Fitzgerald, of the QUT Law Faculty.

Foreword by Ahmed Abdel Latif, Senior Program Manager
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD), Geneva.

Review by Professor Peter Yu,Drake University Law School, USA and general editor of The WIPO Journal:
"Rami Olwan has provided a rich, passionately written and culturally sensitive account of the relationship between intellectual property and development. The case study on Jordan is unique, and the concrete policy recommendations at the end of the volume are highly practical. It is also welcoming to read the author's pro-active discussion of open access initiatives, which are increasingly important in the developing world. This timely and informative book will be of great interest to those seeking to learn more about how intellectual property and development play out on the ground."

Keywords: Intellectual Property Law, Developing countries; least developed countries, TRIPS (Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights Agreement, 1994), Innovation, Jordan, Intellectual Property and Economic Development, Copyright, Creative Commons, Free and Open Source Software (FOSS), Social and economic development
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-27907-2
ISBN: 9783642279065
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Intellectual Property Law (180115)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > International Trade Law (180117)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Deposited On: 24 Apr 2013 07:33
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2015 14:14

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