The expert contributors from around the globe provide unique case studies to guide indigenous communities and their partners in protecting their intellectual property. Addressing the poor fit between western regimes of intellectual property rights and the requirements for safeguarding indigenous cultural resources, the authors describe positive efforts at protecting indigenous knowledge. It is an important resource for advocates for indigenous and human rights and legal scholars.
Mary Riley is a Research Associate in the Program for Collaborative Research in the Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
1 Acknowledgments 2 Introduction 3 PART I: LEGAL OBSTACLES 4 CHAPTER 1: "As Long As the Grass Grows": Representing Indigenous Claims 5 CHAPTER 2: Digital Vibes and Radio Waves in Indigenous Peru 6 CHAPTER 3: Intellectual Property Protection and the Market for Alaska Native Arts and Crafts 7 CHAPTER 4: The Amerindian Rights Movement in Guyana and Its Influence 8 PART II: DEVELOPING INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS 9 CHAPTER 5: Land, Tenure Systems, and Indigenous Intellectual Property Rights 10 CHAPTER 6: Benefit-Sharing Under the Convention on Biological Diversity 11 CHAPTER 7: Ownership of Indigenous Languages: A case study from Guatemala 12 PART III: ACCESS AND CONTROL 13 CHAPTER 8: Intellectual Property Rights and Indigenous Peoples Rights and Responsibilities 14 CHAPTER 9: Biocolonialism and Isolates of Historic Interest 15 CHAPTER 10: Indigenous Knowledge and Traditional Plant Resources of the Secwepemc (Shuswap) Nation 16 CHAPTER 11: Intellectual Property Rights and Indigenous Cultural Heritage in Archaeology 17 CHAPTER 12: Prior Informed Consent and Bioprospecting Research in Chiapas 18 Index 19 About the Authors