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The Political Economy of Intellectual Property Protection: The Case of Software

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Why do developing countries adopt and enforce developmentally detrimental intellectual property rights? We answer the question by examining cross-national and longitudinal variation in intellectual property protection (IPP) in the realm of software. We find that membership in the World Trade Organization and bilateral pressures from the United States exercise a significant impact on the degree of IPP net of other factors and thereby bring world-sytemic factors back into a debate which has previously occurred primarily at the national level.

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Andrew
Schrank
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(August 14, 2004)
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49(1) Int’l Stud. Q. 45

Letter to Felipe Calderón Hinojosa, Presidente Constitucional de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos.

The following is a letter written by Alberto Cerda Silva, a Research Associate of Knowledge Ecology International, to Felipe Calderón Hinojosa, Presidente Constitucional de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos, regarding the position of the Mexican government in the ACTA negotiations.

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(August 13, 2010)
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Knowledge Ecology International

Intellectual Property in the Twenty-First Century: Will the Developing Countries Lead or Follow?

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This article continues the author's contributions on the subject of intellectual property protection in developing countries, and focuses on how those developing countries with growing technological prowess should accommodate their own national systems of innovation to the worldwide intellectual property regime emerging in the post-TRIPS period, with a view to maximizing global economic welfare in the foreseeable future.

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Published: 
(April 15, 2010)
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Houston Law Review, Vol. 46, No. 4, 2009

Free Speech Unmoored in Copyright’s Safe Harbor: Chilling Effects of the DMCA on the First Amendment

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(March 30, 2010)
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Berkman Center Research Publication No. 3.

Designing a Global Intellectual Property System Responsive to Change: The WTO, WIPO and Beyond

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(November 9, 2009)
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Houston Law Review, Forthcoming Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 50/2009 NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 09-48 NYU School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 09-63

A Reverse Notice and Takedown Regime to Enable Public Interest Uses of Technically Protected Copyrighted Works

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Graeme B.
Dinwoodie
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(August 20, 2007)
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22 Berkeley Tech. L. J. 981

Challenging Trips-Plus Agreements: The Potential Utility of Non-Violation Disputes

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(December 18, 2009)
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Journal of International Economic Law