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’”