[okfn-discuss] [cc-community] Cultural Appropriation and IP
sanglorian at gmail.com
Sun Apr 22 22:36:05 BST 2012
Hi folks (particularly Danny),
It would be interesting to hear your definition of cultural appropriation.
I don't think I know what that is.
But there are two things you might want to read more about where developing
countries have been disadvantaged by IP.
The first is CopySouth which talks about issues of copyright in the Global
The second is bioprospecting, specifically the ownership rights of local
Maybe the former doesn't count as appropriation, and maybe the latter
doesn't count as cultural. But those are the two sources/issues that come
to mind for me.
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On 22 April 2012 19:30, Danny Piccirillo <danny.piccirillo at member.fsf.org>wrote:
> Hello all,
> I'm writing a paper an cultural appropriation and IP.
> Specifically, there are one or two points I want to make.
> * IP is not a good way to protect against cultural appropriation
> * IP may encourag cultural appropriation
> For the former, I need to show how IP has been ineffective for protecting
> marginalized cultures from appropriation, how there may be a separate legal
> framework, and draw on examles of successful protections in the past. If a
> legal framework is not necessary, what else can be done?
> For the latter, it's a point i'm not sure can be made, but any help
> building or criticizing the idea is appreciated!
> What do you all think? Please forward this to anyone you think would be
> knowledgeable on this
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