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TRIPS and ICT Developments in Developing Countries: Do ‘One-Size-Fits-All’ Standards Work?

Guo, Jin LU (2015) EKHM51 20151
Department of Economic History
Abstract
Since the introduction of the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS), its impacts on developing countries have been widely discussed by scholars. In this article, we focus on the impacts of stronger Intellectual Property protection, pushed by TRIPS, on Information and Communications Technology (ICT) potentials and performances of the developing countries at different stages of economic development. By comparing ICT developments of 10 countries, the paper suggests that the one-size-fits-all minimum standards of TRIPS do not fit into development demands of developing countries at various economic levels. Developing countries should be entitled more flexibilities on IP protection to let it serve their goal... (More)
Since the introduction of the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS), its impacts on developing countries have been widely discussed by scholars. In this article, we focus on the impacts of stronger Intellectual Property protection, pushed by TRIPS, on Information and Communications Technology (ICT) potentials and performances of the developing countries at different stages of economic development. By comparing ICT developments of 10 countries, the paper suggests that the one-size-fits-all minimum standards of TRIPS do not fit into development demands of developing countries at various economic levels. Developing countries should be entitled more flexibilities on IP protection to let it serve their goal of technology transfer, indigenous innovations and economic development. (Less)
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Guo, Jin LU
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EKHM51 20151
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  abstract     = {Since the introduction of the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS), its impacts on developing countries have been widely discussed by scholars. In this article, we focus on the impacts of stronger Intellectual Property protection, pushed by TRIPS, on Information and Communications Technology (ICT) potentials and performances of the developing countries at different stages of economic development. By comparing ICT developments of 10 countries, the paper suggests that the one-size-fits-all minimum standards of TRIPS do not fit into development demands of developing countries at various economic levels. Developing countries should be entitled more flexibilities on IP protection to let it serve their goal of technology transfer, indigenous innovations and economic development.},
  author       = {Guo, Jin},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {TRIPS and ICT Developments in Developing Countries: Do ‘One-Size-Fits-All’ Standards Work?},
  year         = {2015},
}