Peter Drahos on the WTO TRIPS Agreement: IPR Linked To World Trade

Peter Drahos explains the implementation of the World Trade Organization TRIPS Agreement that linked intellectual property rights to trade which turned the multilateral trading system into a global platform binding nations in a legal framework protecting transnational corporate rights to privatize life & knowledge

TRIPS: The Story of How Intellectual Property Became Linked to Trade (7/7)

October 31, 2016

Professor Peter Drahos says a global effort will be needed to keep knowledge in the public domain

TRIPS: The Story of How Intellectual Property Became Linked to Trade (6/7)

October 30, 2016

Professor Peter Drahos says the story of the trade agreement is not just a story of power, it’s also a story of clever psychology

TRIPS: The Story of How Intellectual Property Became Linked to Trade (5/7)

October 28, 2016

Professor Peter Drahos explains the TRIPS Agreement gave multinational corporate owners of intellectual property rights a global form of private taxing power

TRIPS: The Story of How Intellectual Property Became Linked to Trade (4/7)

October 27, 2016

The globalization of intellectual property rights will not improve trade, competition, or the livelihood of workers; it leads to underdevelopment, says professor Peter Drahos.

TRIPS: The Story of How Intellectual Property Became Linked to Trade (3/7)

October 26, 2016

Countries like India and Brazil saw early on how excessive monopoly protection due to intellectual property rights would be an impediment to development, says professor Peter Drahos

TRIPS: The Story of How Intellectual Property Became Linked to Trade (2/7)

October 24, 2016

The architects of this trade agreement saw great profit from controlling the building blocks of the biological and digital technologies of the future, says professor Peter Drahos

TRIPS: The Story of How Intellectual Property Became Linked to Trade (1/7)

October 23, 2016

In this 7 part series, Professor Peter Drahos explains how multinationals from US, Europe, and Japan collaborated to create a global platform for multinationals to privatize knowledge