Intellectual Property Issues in ICT4D (Information and Communication Technologies for Development)

100 Pages Posted: 13 Sep 2007

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Sara Bannerman

McMaster University Department of Communication Studies and Multimedia

Date Written: August 2007

Abstract

This report, prepared for Canada's International Development Research Centre, reviews intellectual property issues in the area of information and communication technologies for development (ICT4D). Issues covered include open access, Creative Commons, free and open source software, copyright limitations and exceptions, traditional knowledge, collective management organizations, competition policy, the WIPO development agenda, and the draft Access to Knowledge Treaty as they relate to intellectual property and developing countries.

Keywords: intellectual property, copyright, ICT4D, open access, Creative Commons, free and open source software, copyright limitations and exceptions, traditional knowledge, collective management organizations, competition policy, WIPO, development agenda, access to knowledge

Suggested Citation

Bannerman, Sara, Intellectual Property Issues in ICT4D (Information and Communication Technologies for Development) (August 2007). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1014166 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1014166

Sara Bannerman (Contact Author)

McMaster University Department of Communication Studies and Multimedia ( email )

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