An Alternative Framework for the Global Regulation of Intellectual Property Rights

Austrian Journal of Development Studies, No. 1, October 2005

33 Pages Posted: 22 Nov 2005

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Peter Drahos

Australian National University (ANU) - Research School of Social Sciences (RSSS); Queen Mary University of London, School of Law; School of Regulation & Global Governance (RegNet)

Abstract

The paper begins by advancing reasons for why freedom of design over property rights matters to countries. It shows that the international regime for intellectual property protection is increasingly circumscribing the freedom of developing countries to set efficient standards of protection for their economies. The bulk of the paper is devoted to elaborating a proposal for a new framework of intellectual property protection. This framework takes the form of a treaty on access to knowledge that is linked to human rights and that is driven by nodally constituted standard-setting committees that are committed to evidence-based standard-setting.

Keywords: intellectual property, access to knowledge, framework treaties

Suggested Citation

Drahos, Peter, An Alternative Framework for the Global Regulation of Intellectual Property Rights. Austrian Journal of Development Studies, No. 1, October 2005. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=850751

Peter Drahos (Contact Author)

Australian National University (ANU) - Research School of Social Sciences (RSSS) ( email )

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Australia

Queen Mary University of London, School of Law

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London, WC2A 3JB
United Kingdom

School of Regulation & Global Governance (RegNet) ( email )

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 0200
Australia

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