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Title Indigenous intellectual property rights : legal obstacles and innovative solutions / edited by Mary Riley
Published Walnut Creek, Calif. : Altamira Press, [2004]
Walnut Creek, California : Altamira Press, [2004]


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Description xix, 393 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series Contemporary Native American communities ; 10
Contemporary Native American communities ; v. 10
Contents Part I: Legal Obstacles. Ch. 1. "As long as the grass grows": representing indigenous claims / Tressa Berman -- Ch. 2. Digital vibes and radio waves in indigenous Peru / Bartholomew Dean -- Ch. 3. Intellectual property protection and the market for Alaska native arts and crafts / Julie Hollowell -- Ch. 4. The Amerindian rights movement in Guyana and its influence / Mary Riley. Part II: Developing Innovating Solutions. Ch. 5. Land, tenure systems, and indigenous intellectual property rights / Catherine M. Tucker -- Ch. 6. Benefit sharing under the Convention on biological diversity / Katy Moran -- Ch. 7. Ownership of indigenous languages: a case study from Guatemala / Judith M. Maxwell. Part III: Access and Control. Ch. 8. Intellectual property rights and indigenous peoples' rights and responsibilities / Maui Solomon -- Ch. 9. Biocolonialism and isolates of historical interest / Marie Annette Jaimes Guerrero -- Ch. 10. Indigenous knowledge and traditional plant resources of the Secwepemc (Shuswap) nation / Kelly P. Bannister -- Ch. 11. Intellectual property rights and indigenous cultural heritage in archaeology / George P. Nicholas and Kelly P .Bannister -- Ch. 12. Prior informed consent and bioprospecting in Chiapas / Elois Ann Berlin and Brent Berlin
Summary Riley and her group of expert contributors supply a unique set of worldwide case studies and policy analyses as guidance for indigenous communities and their partners, in attempting to protect their intellectual property. Much of the existing literature already addresses the poor fit between western regimes of intellectual property rights and the requirements for safeguarding indigenous cultural resources. The manuscript gets beyond these negative claims in depicting positive efforts at protecting indigenous knowledge and cultures, notwithstanding these legal limitations. The reader is exposed to a wide array of legal, political, organizational, and contractual strategies deployed by indigenous groups to protect their intellectual property interests
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Intellectual property -- United States.
Intellectual property -- America.
Indians -- Legal status, laws, etc.
Author Riley, Mary, 1968-
LC no. 2003025783
ISBN 0759104859 cloth alkaline paper
0759104867 paperback alkaline paper