Public policy and global technological integration

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Kluwer Law International, 1997 - Law - 373 pages
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New technologies are developing at a tremendous pace. They transform global political, economic, and social relations in ways that often present unique challenges to public policymakers who must plan For The future in a landscape subject To The constant changes of global technological integration. The World Trade Organization (WTO) faces these challenges in the context of regulating world trade, particularly in implementing the agreement on trade-related aspects of intellectual property rights (TRIPS). The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) must adapt To The challenges in regulating intellectual property rights and in promoting the development of technological infrastructure. Governments and international organizations such as the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) And The European Commission are concerned with the impact of technological integration on global and regional competitive environments. The result: Numerous proposals for protecting the process of competition have emerged. These proposals would consider the rapidly changing nature of the world economy, The key role played by technological integration, and potential concerns raised by the concentration of ownership of technology. Public Policy and Global Technological Integration examines the relationship between the legal systems governing international trade, intellectual property rights, and international competition, and offers ideas about their future. This book brings together some of the world's most respected authorities in the fields of trade, competition, and intellectual property regulation to reflect on the future of public policy in an era of global technological integration. Its authoritativeness and topicality make it a contribution of particular importance.

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Contents

Introduction
3
Global technological integration intellectual property
15
The evolution of technology and markets and the
25
The WTO TRIPS Agreement and global economic
39
Comments and discussion on Chapters 14
59
The changing face of globalism
67
Comments and discussion on Chapter 5
73
The economic justifications for the grant of intellectual
99
Reflections on constitutional changes to the global trading
185
A cooperative framework for national regulators
195
Comments and discussion on Chapters 1012
205
The Draft International Antitrust Code DIAC in the con
211
International competition rules for governments and for pri
221
Global telecommunications and local politics
255
Report of the Group of Experts Competition Pol
265
Draft International Antitrust Code
285

Comments and discussion on Chapters 6 and 7
123
Comments and discussion on Chapters 8 and 9
163
A competition law approach to global intellectual property
175
US Department of Justice and Federal Trade
336
Index
365
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