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Indigenous Groups Tell WIPO,

Published: December 6, 2006, Author: AngelSupport

This week, a key World Intellectual Property Organization committee is debating policies related to the protection of traditional knowledge, traditional cultural expressions (folklore) and genetic resources with an eye to helping local communities, often indigenous, get the full market value and public use of their traditions through fair negotiations with outside patent applicants. But some told the United Nations body that they would be better off simply with stronger rights of their own.

Chief George Manuel Memorial Indigenous Library

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