Owning the Future

Owning the Future

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Argues that the efforts of high-tech industries to gain ownership of certain types of knowledge endanger the free exchange of information that is essential to preserve economic prosperity and a democratic societyThe Lewis case underscores how difficult it can be to establish clear-cut ownership rights over indigenous knowledge. ... the University of Mississippi Medical Center applied for a U.S. patent on the use of turmeric to make wounds heal faster.

Title:Owning the Future
Author:Seth Shulman
Publisher: - 1999


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