Intellectual Property and Traditional Cultural Expressions

Within the face of accelerating globalisation, and a collision among international verbal exchange structures and native traditions, this booklet bargains leading edge trans-disciplinary analyses of the worth of conventional cultural expressions (TCE) and indicates applicable defense mechanisms for them. It combines ways from heritage, philosophy, anthropology, sociology and legislation, and charts formerly untravelled paths for constructing new coverage instruments and criminal designs that transcend traditional copyright versions. Its authors expand their reflections to a attention of the categorical positive aspects of the electronic surroundings, which, regardless of improving the dangers of misappropriation of conventional wisdom and creativity, may perhaps both supply new possibilities for revitalising indigenous peoples' values and supply for the sustainability of TCE.

This ebook will attract students drawn to multidisciplinary analyses of the fragmentation of overseas legislations within the box of highbrow estate and conventional cultural expressions. it is going to even be useful interpreting for these engaged on broader governance and human rights concerns.

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36 The scientifically legitimate claim that knowledge belongs in the public domain necessarily destroys structures of communal ownership of knowledge in regional cultures. The principle of general access to knowledge violates spheres of confidential33 Marcelo Neves, Verfassung und Positivität des Rechts in der peripheren Moderne, Berlin: Duncker and Humblot, 1992. 34 “No debemos focalizar sólo en la ‘biodiversidad’ y el conocimiento, porque estamos hablando sobre mucho más que éso. En realidad estamos hablando sobre toda nuestra concepción del mundo, nuestras culturas, nuestras tierras, nuestra espiritualidad como pueblos indígenas.

WIPO, Decisions of the Tenth Session of the Committee, 30 November–8 December 2006, WIPO/GRTKF/IC/10, 8 December 2006. 67 WIPO, The Protection of Traditional Cultural Expressions/Expressions of Folklore: Revised Objectives and Principles, WIPO/GRTKF/IC/8/4, 8 April 2005 (unaltered in WIPO/GRTKF/IC/9/4, 9 January 2006, WIPO/GRTKF/IC/10/4, 2 October 2006, WIPO/GRTKF/IC/11/4(c), 26 April 2007, and WIPO/GRTKF/ IC/12/4(c), 6 December 2007; reproduced in the Annex of this volume) and WIPO, Revised Draft Provisions for the Protection of Traditional Knowledge: Policy Objectives and Core Principles, WIPO/GRTKF/IC/9/5, 9 January 2006.

258–281. Regarding his elaborations in various societal contexts, see Gunther Teubner, “Die anonyme Matrix: Menschenrechtsverletzungen durch ‘private’ transnationale Akteure” (2006) Der Staat 45, pp. 161–187. Karl-Heinz Ladeur, “Helmut Ridders Konzeption der Meinungs- und Pressefreiheit in der Demokratie” (1999) Kritische Justiz 32, pp. 281–300; Christoph Beat Graber and Gunther Teubner, “Art and Money: Constitutional Rights in the Private Sphere” (1998) Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 18, pp. 61–74.

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