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Read our current issue: Volume 20, Issue 1 - Spring 2016

Traditional Knowledge Rights and Wrongs
By Sean A. Pager
International delegates at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) are nearing completion of a pair of ambitious treaties that would provide for exclusive rights in traditional knowledge and traditional cultural expression, respectively. This Article provides the first detailed analysis and critique of the draft treaties. Proponents of such intangible heritage rights often invoke rationales of both cultural integrity and ...
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