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This quantity gains 5 chapters on present concerns dealing with highbrow estate, innovation and improvement coverage from the Egyptian viewpoint. those contain: info and communications know-how for improvement, copyright and comparative enterprise types in tune, loose and open resource software program, patent reform and entry to drugs, and the function of the Egyptian govt in selling entry to wisdom across the world and locally. deals an outline of the demanding situations and possibilities in selling entry to wisdom and combines either theoretical and pragmatic methods in facing highbrow estate and innovation estate internationally. Nagla E. Rizk is affiliate Professor and Chair of the Economics division on the American college in Cairo. Lea Shaver is an affiliate study pupil and Lecturer in legislation at Yale legislation college. Her study pursuits contain highbrow estate, human rights, and web law.  This quantity gains 5 chapters on present matters dealing with highbrow estate, innovation and improvement coverage from the Egyptian standpoint. those contain: details and communications know-how for improvement, copyright and comparative company versions in tune, unfastened and open resource software program, patent reform and entry to medications, and the position of the Egyptian executive in selling entry to wisdom the world over and locally. bargains an outline of the demanding situations and possibilities in selling entry to wisdom and combines either theoretical and pragmatic methods in facing highbrow estate and innovation estate internationally. "This is a 'must learn' for students and practioners drawn to fiscal improvement, cultural creation and entry to knowledge"—Susan promote, George Washington collage "This publication is a vital contribution to improving a nuanced, contextually acutely aware view of entry to wisdom and international wisdom governance"—Yochaie Benkler, Harvard legislations School"This is a 'must learn' for students and practioners drawn to financial improvement, cultural creation and entry to knowledge"—Susan promote, George Washington University  

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The fall of the Soviet Union, the spread of liberal democracy and market economics resulted in a global discourse advocating the benefits of free trade and economic globalization. In the area of intellectual property, such discourse advanced persuasively that the strengthening of IPRs in developing countries would lead to an increase in investment flows, transfer of technology and levels of innovation. In addition, most developing countries, including Egypt, were experiencing important economic difficulties during the 1980s and early 1990s because of a decline in the price of oil and other basic commodities, which was accompanied by a significant increase in public debt and deficits.

Other Egyptian nationals have headed UN specialized agencies and bodies such as the International Atomic Energy Agency (AIEA), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). As part of its general dynamic participation in the multilateral system, Egypt has taken an active role in seeking to influence the global knowledge architecture. Egypt’s historical role in global trade and IP negotiations From the 1960s to the early 1980s, Egypt took an active part in efforts by developing countries to reform international economic and trade relations.

The Oxford Handbook of Innovation, pp. 266-290. Oxford University Press. Helfer, Lawrence. 2003. Human Rights and Intellectual Property: Conflict or Coexistence? Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology, vol. 5, p. 47. com/abstract=459120. Jaffe, Adam B. and Joshua Lerner. 2004. Innovation and Its Discontents: How Our Broken Patent System is Endangering Innovation and Progress, and What to Do about it. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. Kapczynski, Amy. 2008. The Access to Knowledge Mobilization and the New Politics of Intellectual Property.

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