Life Sciences, Intellectual Property Regimes and Global Justice (excerpt)

Timmermann, Cristian (2013) Life Sciences, Intellectual Property Regimes and Global Justice (excerpt). ["eprint_fieldopt_thesis_type_phd" not defined] thesis, Wageningen University.

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Abstract

Intellectual property allows inventors to recoup reasonable research and development costs by granting temporary exclusive rights over inventions. Temporary exclusivity comes at a high price for the global poor. Many who urgently need access to vital medicines and agricultural innovations are left empty-handed. Insufficient access to objects of innovation is however only one of the many problems brought up by intellectual property rights. In a world of extreme inequalities it becomes much more profitable to do research for the appetites of the rich, leaving many problems that affect the global poor unresolved. Intellectual property can also function as a barrier for wider scientific participation: many journal articles are out of reach for researchers from the Global South and patents often hinder follow-up innovation. The dissertation analyses how intellectual property rights clash with a number of human rights and notions of global justice, and discusses three alternative proposals to current intellectual property regimes.

Item Type: Thesis (["eprint_fieldopt_thesis_type_phd" not defined])
Uncontrolled Keywords: global justice; intellectual property rights; health impact fund; access to knowledge; open innovation; right to food; right to health; benefiting from scientific advancement; scientific participation; article 27; human rights; economic, social and cultural rights; inclusion; traditional knowledge; climate change; food security; access to essential medicines
Subjects: Philosophie > Philosophische Disziplinen > Angewandte Ethik > Bioethik, Medizinethik, Psychologische Ethik, Ökologie-Ethik, Tierethik, Evolutionäre Ethik
Philosophie > Philosophische Disziplinen > Epistemologie, Wissenschaftstheorie, Naturphilosophie
Philosophie > Seminararbeiten, Diplom, Dissertationen, Arbeitspapiere > Ethik und Sozialphilosophie, Rechtsphilosophie
Philosophie > Philosophische Disziplinen > Gesellschaftsphilosophie, politische Philosophie, Rechtsphilosophi
Philosophie > Philosophische Disziplinen > Technikphilosophie, Künstliche Intelligenz
Philosophie > Seminararbeiten, Diplom, Dissertationen, Arbeitspapiere > Politische Philosophie
Philosophie > Philosophische Disziplinen > Angewandte Ethik > Sozialethik, Rechtsethik, Wirtschaftsethik, Politische Ethik, Medien- und Informationsethik
Philosophie > Philosophische Disziplinen > Angewandte Ethik > Wissenschaftsethik, Technikethik
Depositing User: Dr Cristian Timmermann
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2014 06:32
Last Modified: 16 Jun 2014 09:09
URI: http://sammelpunkt.philo.at/id/eprint/2384

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