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Access to Knowledge in Egypt: New Research on Intellectual Property, Innovation & Development

Nagla Rizk, Lea Shaver

This volume features five chapters on current issues facing intellectual property, innovation and development policy from the Egyptian perspective. These include: information and communications technology for development, copyright and comparative business models in music, free and open source software, patent reform and access to medicines, and the role of the Egyptian government in promoting access to knowledge internationally and domestically. It offers an overview of the challenges and opportunities in promoting access to knowledge and combines both theoretical and pragmatic approaches in dealing with intellectual property and innovation property the world over.

Last Updated: February 1, 2010

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"This book is an important contribution to recovering a nuanced, contextually aware view of access to knowledge and global knowledge governance." — Yochaie Benkler, Harvard Law School
"This is a 'must read' for scholars and practitioners interested in economic development, cultural production and access to knowledge." —Susan Sell, George Washington University

This volume features five chapters on current issues facing intellectual property, innovation and development policy from the Egyptian perspective. These include: information and communications technology for development, copyright and comparative business models in music, free and open source software, patent reform and access to medicines, and the role of the Egyptian government in promoting access to knowledge internationally and domestically. It offers an overview of the challenges and opportunities in promoting access to knowledge and combines both theoretical and pragmatic approaches in dealing with intellectual property and innovation property the world over.

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