Free Trade Agreements and TRIPS-plus: implications for developing countries in Africa

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dc.contributor.author Nicholson, Denise Rosemary
dc.date.accessioned 2010-09-10T12:20:29Z
dc.date.available 2010-09-10T12:20:29Z
dc.date.issued 2005-12-05
dc.identifier.other http://archive.ifla.org/IV/ifla71/papers/195e-Nicholson.pdf
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/8645
dc.description This paper was published on the IFLA website, www.ifla.org. It was later updated and published under the title of Intellectual Property: Benefit or Burden for Africa? Available on this IR. en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper will focus mainly on issues affecting access to knowledge in African countries and implications of international intellectual property agreements. It will show that the majority of these countries are struggling to meet the very basic requirements of the TRIPS Agreement, yet they are now being pressured by developing countries to adopt even stricter intellectual property regimes through the IP Chatper or "TRIPS-Plus" in Free Trade Agreements. The paper highlights the impact of Free Trade Agreements and TRIPS-Plus on education, libraries, people with sensory-disabilities, public health and development in general. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher www.ifla.org en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries ;195-E; 154 SI- CLM
dc.subject free trade agreements; FTA; TRIPs; TRIPs-Plus; Africa en_US
dc.title Free Trade Agreements and TRIPS-plus: implications for developing countries in Africa en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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