Re: Fwd: IPR: US criminalizes information flow (fwd)
What I wanted to show in the article is that attempts to close off the
spread of information/ideas often elide the fact that the
idea/information is not exclusively original. In this case US
agro-business and ethno-botonists and drug companies seek out natrive
plants spices and medical practices then refine those productize them and
sell them back to the originators. BUT there is value added by the
companies. They pay to develop robust hybrid plants, more effective
compounds, better standad procedures than yield more food and longer lives.
Shouldn't they be paid for that effort? if o to what degree?
(Boyle is very good on this)
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