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Title: The Future Control of Food
Authors: Geoff Tansey and Tasmin Rajotte
Keywords: Control of Food
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: QIAP
Description: Intellectual property (IP) rights are a source of hidden wealth worth trillions of dollars, and they impose hidden costs on the same scale. The rules of intellectual property range from confusing to nearly incomprehensible, and the professional practitioners who manage these rights sometimes seem to belong to a secret society. … The IP system also determines when and how an innovation becomes available for others to use by defining boundaries around what is accessible and what is not. Intellectual property rights help determine which innovations are widely available and which are closed off, separating innovation haves from have-nots. … Ever-stronger intellectual property protection is surely not a panacea to promote technology progress and wellbeing in all countries and industries … intellectual property creates winners and losers and on balance it helps in some situations, hurts in others … intellectual property shapes society – whether for better or for worse.
ISBN: 978-1-84407-430-3
Appears in Collections:Food Security Studies

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