Legitimizing Theft

Legitimizing Theft

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May 17, 2012
 

The Global Indigenous Youth Caucus, presenting at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues recently, made a case against the UN World Intellectual Property Organization as a monopolistic manifestation of piracy. As Gale Courey Toensing reports at Indian Country Today, one of WIPOs main functions is to legitimize theft of Indigenous Peoples genetic resources and traditional knowledge by transnational corporations.

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