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Promote the Progress…. Do I.P. Laws Hurt Poor Countries?

Here is an interesting take on Intellectual Property.

August 01, 2007 (LBO) – Developing countries Sri Lanka must be provided policy space in areas like intellectual property and get a comparative advantage in world markets, academics say.

“There is a great divide between the rich world and the poor world. We can see astonishing wealth being enjoyed by some countries [while] billions of people experience enormous poverty,” Tony Anghie, professor of law in the University of Utah says.

The rich world was able come to its current position by amassing wealth, making use of relaxed intellectual property laws and the protection that was given to industries while they were in the developing stage, he told an international trade law conference organized by the Sri Lanka Law College.


Not exactly on point, but here is an earlier post in support of piracy for cultural reasons.

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