Indigenous Intellectual Property: A Handbook of Contemporary Research

Rimmer, Matthew (Ed.) (2015) Indigenous Intellectual Property: A Handbook of Contemporary Research. Research Handbooks in Intellectual Property. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, Mass.

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Taking an interdisciplinary approach unmatched by any other book on this topic, this thoughtful Handbook considers the international struggle to provide for proper and just protection of Indigenous intellectual property (IP).

In light of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples 2007, expert contributors assess the legal and policy controversies over Indigenous knowledge in the fields of international law, copyright law, trademark law, patent law, trade secrets law, and cultural heritage. The overarching discussion examines national developments in Indigenous IP in the United States, Canada, South Africa, the European Union, Australia, New Zealand, and Indonesia. The Handbook provides a comprehensive overview of the historical origins of conflict over Indigenous knowledge, and examines new challenges to Indigenous IP from emerging developments in information technology, biotechnology, and climate change.

Practitioners and scholars in the field of IP will learn a great deal from this Handbook about the issues and challenges that surround just protection of a variety of forms of IP for Indigenous communities.

Preface The Legacy of David Unaipon Matthew Rimmer

Introduction: Mapping Indigenous Intellectual Property Matthew Rimmer

PART I INTERNATIONAL LAW 1. The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: A Human Rights Framework for Indigenous Intellectual Property Mauro Barelli

  1. The WTO, The TRIPS Agreement and Traditional Knowledge Tania Voon

  2. The World Intellectual Property Organization and Traditional Knowledge Sara Bannerman

  3. The World Indigenous Network: Rio+20, Intellectual Property, Indigenous Knowledge, and Sustainable Development Matthew Rimmer

PART II COPYRIGHT LAW AND RELATED RIGHTS 5. Government Man, Government Painting? David Malangi and the 1966 One-Dollar Note Stephen Gray

  1. What Wandjuk Wanted Martin Hardie

  2. Avatar Dreaming: Indigenous Cultural Protocols and Making Films Using Indigenous Content Terri Janke

  3. The Australian Resale Royalty for Visual Artists: Indigenous Art and Social Justice Robert Dearn and Matthew Rimmer

PART III TRADE MARK LAW AND RELATED RIGHTS 9. Indigenous Cultural Expression and Registered Designs Maree Sainsbury

  1. The Indian Arts and Crafts Act: The Limits of Trademark Analogies Rebecca Tushnet

  2. Protection of Traditional Cultural Expressions within the New Zealand Intellectual Property Framework: A Case Study of the Ka Mate Haka Sarah Rosanowski

12 Geographical Indications and Indigenous Intellectual Property William van Caenegem

PART IV PATENT LAW AND RELATED RIGHTS 13. Pressuring ‘Suspect Orthodoxy’: Traditional Knowledge and the Patent System Chidi Oguamanam,

  1. The Nagoya Protocol: Unfinished Business Remains Unfinished Achmad Gusman Siswandi

  2. Legislating on Biopiracy in Europe: Too Little, too Late? Angela Daly

  3. Intellectual Property, Indigenous Knowledge, and Climate Change Matthew Rimmer

PART V PRIVACY LAW AND IDENTITY RIGHTS 17. Confidential Information and Anthropology: Indigenous Knowledge and the Digital Economy Sarah Holcombe

  1. Indigenous Cultural Heritage in Australia: The Control of Living Heritages Judith Bannister

  2. Dignity, Trust and Identity: Private Spheres and Indigenous Intellectual Property Bruce Baer Arnold

  3. Racial Discrimination Laws as a Means of Protecting Collective Reputation and Identity David Rolph

PART VI INDIGENOUS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY: REGIONAL PERSPECTIVES 21. Diluted Control: A Critical Analysis of the WAI262 Report on Maori Traditional Knowledge and Culture Fleur Adcock

  1. Traditional Knowledge Governance Challenges in Canada Jeremy de Beer and Daniel Dylan

  2. Intellectual Property protection of Traditional Knowledge and Access to Knowledge in South Africa Caroline Ncube

  3. Traditional Knowledge Sovereignty: The Fundamental Role of Customary Law in Protection of Traditional Knowledge Brendan Tobin


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ID Code: 91629
Item Type: Book
Keywords: Indigenous Intellectual Property, Traditional Knowledge, Copyright, Designs Law, Trademark Law, Consumer Law, Patent Law, Access to Genetic Resources, Informed Consent, and Benefit-Sharing, Climate Change, Confidential Information, Privacy, Defamation Law, World Intellectual Property Organization, World Trade Organization, Rio+20 Summit, Convention on Biological Diversity, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Treaty of Waitangi, Resale Royalty Right for Visual Artists, Geographical Indications, Indigenous Sovereignty
ISBN: 9781781955895
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Law (180101)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Environmental and Natural Resources Law (180111)
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 Law (excl. International Trade Law) (180116)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > MAORI LAW (180200) > Te Tiriti O Waitangi (The Treaty of Waitangi) (180203)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Matthew Rimmer (editor) and contributors of individual chapters
Copyright Statement: Matthew Rimmer (editor) and contributors of individual chapters
Deposited On: 05 Jan 2016 22:34
Last Modified: 07 Jan 2016 00:12

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