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Intellectual Property High on the G-8 Agenda

The wrong focus in Heiligendamm

Intellectual property rights are supposed to play a crucial role at the coming G-8 summit in Heiligendamm. The subject itself is politically highly explosive. The German federal government’s G-8 agenda leans heavily toward the short-term interests of knowledge owners (= industrialised countries). Thus it contradicts its own claim to assume “responsibility for the political, economic and social shaping of globalisation”, writes Klaus Liebig.

 

“Growth and responsibility” is the motto of the German G-8 presidency. Together with its G-8 partners the federal government of Angela Merkel wants to improve the framework for the dynamic development of the world economy. One of its central fields of action is the promotion and protection of innovation. What’s this all about? ...

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Posted: 22 Jan 2007







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