Sunday, August 29, 2010

New Publication: Implementing a TKC

Natural Justice, with the support of the ABS Capacity Initiative for Africa, has released its latest publication on the Traditional Knowledge Commons, following the December 2009 meeting of advocates of indigenous peoples and local communities and experts in intellectual property law and access and benefit sharing that aimed to consider the unique problems presented by non-commercial research related to traditional knowledge. "Implementing a Traditional Knowledge Commons: Opportunities and Challenges" critically analyzes the possibilities of bringing a first set of TK Commons pilot(s) into action, considering how it could be integrated into the broader national and international legal frameworks of traditional knowledge protection as a mechanism capable of facilitating the expanded flow of benefits generated by traditional knowledge-based non-commmercial research while simultaneously increasing recognition of and compliance with sui generis customary law. The digital version of the publication can be downloaded here.

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