Indigenous Advocates Call On UN To Make Cultural Appropriation Illegal

Huffington Post
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Summary: ” Delegates from 189 countries that sit on the committee have been working since 2001 on creating text-based negotiations that protect the traditional knowledge, cultural expressions, and genetic resources as intellectual property of indigenous peoples and to prevent misappropriation of these properties. The U.N.’s specialized committee, known officially as the Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property, and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore (or IGC), is a forum, for WIPO member states to discuss intellectual property issues and negotiate an international treaty that would protect very unique cultures and traditions.”

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