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Title:Access to knowledge in Egypt: new research in intellectual property, innovation and development
Editors:Rizk, NaglaISNI
Shaver, Lea BishopISNI
Year:2010
Pages:214
Language:English
City:London
Publisher:Bloomsbury Academic
ISBN:1849660085; 9781849660082
Geographic term:Egypt
Subjects:intellectual property
copyright
medicinal drugs
patents
music
software
information technology
innovations
access to information
Abstract:This book features five chapters on current issues concerning intellectual property, innovation and development policy in Egypt. Issues addressed are information and communications technology for development, copyright and comparative business models in music, open source software, patent reform and access to medicines, and the role of the Egyptian government in promoting access to knowledge internationally and domestically. Contents: Foreword (Jack Balkin); Access to knowledge: economic, global and local perspectives (Nagla Rizk & Lea Shaver); Egypt's role in the A2K movement: an analysis of positions and policies (Ahmed Abdel Latif); Access to medicines In Egypt: a human rights approach to IP, trade and health (Hossam Bahgat & Rebecca Wright); Stories from Egypt's music industry: de facto commons as alternatives to copyright (Nagla Rizk); The software industry in Egypt: what role for open source? (Nagla Rizk & Sherif El-Kassas); Information and communications technology for development: building the knowledge society in Egypt (Sherif Kamel). [ASC Leiden abstract]
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