Access to Knowledge in Egypt New Research in Intellectual Property, Innovation and Development

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-02-01
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
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This volume features five chapters on current issues facing intellectual property, innovation and development policy from the Egyptian perspective. These include: information and communications technology for development, copyright and comparative business models in music, free and open source software, patent reform and access to medicines, and the role of the Egyptian government in promoting access to knowledge internationally and domestically. Offers an overview of the challenges and opportunities in promoting access to knowledge and combines both theoretical and pragmatic approaches in dealing with intellectual property and innovation property the world over.

Author Biography

Nagla E. Rizk is Associate Professor and Chair of the Economics department at The American University in Cairo.

Lea Shaver is an Associate Research Scholar and Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School. Her research interests include intellectual property, human rights, and Internet law.


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"This book is an important contribution to recovering a nuanced, contextually aware view of access to knowledge and global knowledge governance."—Yochaie Benkler, Harvard Law School

"This is a 'must read' for scholars and practitioners interested in economic development, cultural production and access to knowledge."—Susan Sell, George Washington University

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