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When cosmology meets property: indigenous people's innovation and intellectual property

Drahos, Peter


The protection of traditional knowledge by means of intellectual property rights is one of the major concerns of international organizations. Less attention has been paid to the relationship between systems of indigenous innovation and intellectual property. Using Australia as a case study, the paper argues that indigenous innovation systems are located within a connectionist cosmological framework. The distinctive institutional features of this innovation system are identified. Key is that...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Prometheus
DOI: 10.1080/08109028.2011.638213


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