Intellectual Property and Development

Theory and Practice

  • Rami M. Olwan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Rami M. Olwan
    Pages 1-31
  3. The Theory of Intellectual Property and Social and Economic Development

  4. The Practice of Intellectual Property and Social and Economic Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-197
    2. Rami M. Olwan
      Pages 361-363
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 365-392

About this book


The book examines the correlation between Intellectual Property Law – notably copyright – on the one hand and social and economic development on the other. The main focus of the initial overview is on historical, legal, economic and cultural aspects. Building on that, the work subsequently investigates how intellectual property systems have to be designed in order to foster social and economic growth in developing countries and puts forward theoretical and practical solutions that should be considered and implemented by policy makers, legal experts and the Word Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).


Free and open source software (FOSS) copyright developing countries intellectual property social and economic development

Authors and affiliations

  • Rami M. Olwan
    • 1
  1. 1., Faculty of LawQueensland University of Technology (QUTBrisbaneAustralia

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