Cross-blogging -- IP, India, and Cultural Anthropology

Joshua Sarnoff
September 19, 2009

I was recently invited to join the Madisonian.net blog as a contributor. For my first post there, I decided to discuss a recent meeting in Kolkata, India, hosted by a good friend Professor Shamnad Basheer of the National University of Juridical Sciences and the founder of the SpicyIP blog, that considered pending legislation to regulate ownership of inventions created with government funding, similar to the U.S. Bayh-Dole Act. As suggested in the post, more attention needs to be paid to cultural considerations in the regulation of the creation and use of intellectual property. 

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