Does Intellectual Property Go Against Traditional Views Of Knowledge In India?
from the sharing-is-caring dept
Wonderful is your gift of knowledgeBut, unfortunately, due to intense pressure from the US and other countries, India has been pushed into implementing US-style intellectual property regimes, in many cases leading to ridiculous results. The article reminds us of the story we've covered previously about the guy who claims IP rights over popular yoga techniques.
the more we share, the more it grows
the more we hoard it, the more it diminishes
The article makes an amusing aside that I hadn't considered before, but should serve as an interesting rejoinder to those who constantly show up with the refrain of "don't like how our IP system stops you from copying? then make your own music/movies/software/novels, etc.." It points out that India's own IP system appears to be quite derivative from the American system. So for all of those "make your own!" folks out there, why isn't India allowed to "make its own" IP regime in the way that fit with its own goals? And why is the US pressuring other countries, such as Canada to make a "derivative" IP system, rather than allowing it to "make its own"?