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The Right to Science and Culture
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights states: “Everyone has the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts and to share in scientific advancement and itsExpand
The Right to Science: Ensuring that Everyone Benefits from Scientific and Technological Progress
The right to enjoy the benefits of scientific progress has long been neglected, both in theory and in practice. Even scholars, advocates, and jurists deeply involved in the human rights field areExpand
Illuminating Innovation: From Patent Racing to Patent War
Patent law assumes that stronger protection promotes innovation, yet empirical evidence to test this “innovation hypothesis” is lacking. This Article argues that historical case studies hold uniqueExpand
Intellectual Property, Innovation and Development: The Access to Knowledge Approach
Public discourse on IP often fails to ask the fundamental question: What is the purpose of intellectual property? The premise of this work is that intellectual property law exists to promoteExpand
The Right to Take Part in Cultural Life: On Copyright and Human Rights
Article 15(1)(a) of the International Covenant on Economic Social and Cultural Rights -- a source of binding law in 160 countries -- recognizes “the right of everyone to take part in cultural life.”Expand
The Inter-American Human Rights System: An Effective Institution for Regional Rights Protection?
The Inter-American Court of Human Rights and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights are charged with protecting human rights in the Western Hemisphere. This Article explains the workings ofExpand
Defining and Measuring Access to Knowledge: Towards an A2K Index
Comparative indices are widely used in international development circles to benchmark and monitor public policy objectives. To date, however, no one has examined how an index of Access to KnowledgeExpand
Why are Generic Drugs Being Held up in Transit? Intellectual Property Rights, International Trade, and the Right to Health in Brazil and beyond
Generics play a key role in broadening access to health care, mostly by driving costs down, both in the developing and developed world. Expand
Copyright and Inequality
The standard theory of copyright law imagines a marketplace efficiently serving up new works to an undifferentiated world of consumers. Yet the reality is that all consumers are not equal. Class andExpand
Access to Knowledge in Brazil: New Research on Intellectual Property, Innovation and Development
The conventional wisdom in Egypt examines the issue of intellectual property solely as a question of policing and enforcement. The high levels of protection indicated by the WTO Agreement on TradeExpand