Sunday, August 3, 2008

South Centre in Media: IP Rights In Standards Impede Competition, Disadvantage Developing Countries

South Centre gets reported in the IP-Watch News Service:

"The inclusion of intellectual property rights in standards also is creating an anti-competitive effect, said panellists at the 30 June seminar in Geneva, hosted by the South Centre.
While standards are established to ensure compatibility in technology to the advantage of all users at national, regional or international levels, intellectual property rights are meant to provide an exclusive use, reward innovation, and are territorial in nature, according to speakers."

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