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An Overview of Legal Instruments and Other Measures to Aid in the Protection and Valuation of Indigenous Knowledge

Stratton, James; Blackwell, Boyd; Bodle, Kerry; Hunter, Boyd


This paper outlines the legal instruments and other measures used to support the protection of Indigenous Knowledge (IK), with a view to attributing market value to IK. These instruments are categorised as either enforceable instruments or voluntary protocols, standards and guides. Enforceable instruments have a clear connection to market value, typically being tradeable with a cost incurred to protect their attributable IK. While legal costs, patent prices and licence fees are private, it may...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR)
Type: Working/Technical Paper
DOI: 10.25911/5dee14e2a5ea6
Access Rights: Open Access


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