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Sunday for 28 February 2010

7:00 am Morning Report Tsunami Special with Sean Plunket

11:05 Ideas: Intellectual Property

Ideas looks at the issue of intellectual property and in particular the intellectual property of indigenous communities. First up we hear from American intellectual property expert Dr David Martin. Dr Martin is the CEO of Intellectual Property Consultancy M-Cam which has identified more than 3000 cases of multi-national companies patenting compounds found in bio-prospecting trips around the Pacific. And we talk to Dr Deidre Brown, a senior lecturer in architecture at the University of Auckland, who has both an academic and practical interest in the question of indigenous intellectual property rights. As a member of the Maori Trademarks Advisory committee Dr Brown regularly grapples with the complex issues thrown up when intellectual property law meets the traditional ideas of indigenous communities.


Presented by Chris Laidlaw
Produced by Jeremy Rose

11:55 Feedback

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