Towards a People’s Alternative to ‘Intellectual Property Rights’

This paper by Pio Verzola Jr. was first presented as a lecture during a symposium on science and technology sponsored by Agham-Youth, 23-24 September 1999, at the National Institute of Geological Sciences (NIGS) auditorium in UP Diliman, Quezon City. It was subsequently published serially in the IBON Perspectives magazine Vol. 1 (1999) Nos.18-20 (Sept. 27, Oct. 11, and Oct. 25). This version, which includes only minor sentence revisions and additions from the original, was reposted in 2001 among the documents of the UN World Summit on the Information Society (http://www.oalit.net/www.wsis-pct.org/IPR-alternative.html). Continue reading “Towards a People’s Alternative to ‘Intellectual Property Rights’”

Australopithecines

Australopithecus afarensis

The Australopithecina (australopithecines) are a subtribe of the Hominini (hominin) tribe, which is also called the human clade. The¬†australopithecines are thus the closest relatives of the human genus Homo, from which emerged modern humans (Homo sapiens). Australopithecus species are also called the gracile australopithecines, while the Paranthrophus species are the robust australopithecines. The Ardipithecus appeared earlier, and may have been the ancestors of the other australopithecines. Continue reading “Australopithecines”