Knowledge Access Blooms In The Desert: Egypt’s Fragile Stake In IP
By William NewCAIRO - The launch this week on the new campus of American University in Cairo of a new centre and a new book on access to knowledge in Egypt offered a view of the complexities of the issues and the challenges developing countries face to ensure global intellectual property rights are incorporated into their legal systems in the most locally productive ways possible.
The event marked the launch of the new Access to Knowledge for Development Center on the sparkling, windswept two-year-old (and still under construction) new campus of the university, which moved out of the clogged and smoggy city centre to the remote but rapidly growing desert city of New Cairo. And the centre’s launch came as part of the weeklong festivities around the university’s newly reconfigured business school and school of global affairs and public policy. Preliminary information on the centre is available here.
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