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Global Business Regulation
Across an amazing sweep of the critical areas of business regulation - from contract, intellectual property and corporations law, to trade, telecommunications, labour standards, drugs, food,Expand
Information Feudalism: Who Owns the Knowledge Economy?
1 Introduction: Why Information Feudalism'? * The Risks * Health-Hell in Africa * Why Sign TRIPS? * Efficiency * Freedom, Democracy and Intellectual Property * Overview. 2 Piracy: CulturalExpand
A philosophy of intellectual property
  • P. Drahos
  • Political Science, Economics
  • 28 November 1996
Contents: Introduction Justifying Intellectual Property: Back to the Beginning Locke, Labour and the Intellectual Commons Hegel: The Spirit of Intellectual Property Abstract Objects in ProductiveExpand
Developing Countries and International Intellectual Property Standard-Setting
Some developing countries are arguably worse off than in the past. During the Cold War, least-developed counties (LDCS) had the benefit of India and Brazil’s leadership of a broad coalition ofExpand
When the Weak Bargain with the Strong: Negotiations in the World Trade Organization
When a developing country negotiates with a large developed country it generally faces the problem of unequal bargaining power. Within the context of trade negotiations forming coalitions is oneExpand
The paper tells the story of how the US managed to secure an agreement, which heavily favoured it, on intellectual property at the GATT. This agreement has important implications for globalExpand
Negotiating Intellectual Property Rights: Between Coercion and Dialogue
Why did England in the seventeenth century begin a journey that would lead it to economic growth and empire while Spain began one that would lead to its economic contraction? One suggestion is thatExpand
Trading in Public Hope
The article distinguishes three categories of hope: private, collective, and public. Public hope is hope that is invoked by political actors in relation to a societal goal of some kind. The articleExpand
BITs and BIPs-Bilateralism in Intellectual Property
During the period that the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) was being negotiated (1986-1993), there were suggestions that if developing countries agreed toExpand
Information Feudalism in The Information Society: An International Journal
  • P. Drahos
  • Sociology, Computer Science
  • Inf. Soc.
  • 1 July 1995
This article tells a pessimistic story based on the assumption that a small number of states will dominate the emerging international regulatory order and draws some parallels between information society and the feudalism of the dark ages. Expand