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Globalization of Information: Intellectual Property Law Implications

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Type: Journal Article
Author: Nayyer, Kim
Journal: First Monday
Volume: 7
Date: 2002
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10535/2684
Sector: Information & Knowledge
Global Commons
Subject(s): information--literature review
intellectual property rights
political economy
Abstract: "The globalization of information, facilitated by the Internet, has significant implications for intellectual property regimes domestically and internationally. Assessment of these implications and their probable outcomes is unavoidably value-driven. Many commentators foresee harmonization of intellectual property laws but some predict disparity in political economy outcomes. Some also see profound effects on sovereignty. A critical review of recent literature on these topics discloses a prevalent and rather persuasive view: that globalization of information and the impact of the Internet tend toward an international standard of strengthened intellectual property laws and the erosion of sovereignty notions, with the economic benefits flowing primarily to developed nations and transnational corporations. The prevalence of this view in the recent literature may reflect an effort to bring less heard voices to the forefront of the discussion."

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