Socially responsible intellectual property: a solution?

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This article reviews the extent to which the present global IP system contains an
inherent imbalance between the rights of IP owning corporations and IP users, and
the public benefit. It also studies the potential relevance of human rights in redressing any imbalance within existing institutional and legal fora. The article focuses on the relevance of corporate social responsibility (“CSR”) related concepts, particularly in conjunction with legal human rights based arguments, to redress any imbalance by tempering the global conduct of IP owning corporations; how this new approach could be enforced, if at all, and the resulting lessons for IP and its future.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)485-513
Number of pages29
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2005

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© Abbe Brown 2005. This work is licensed through SCRIPT-ed Open Licence (SOL).


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