Fisher argues the traditional knowledge of environmentalism and the public domain ideas by presenting two combined related themes involving the British colonist of Native Americans. The idea of devaluing the Indian's nonacquisitive, natural, respectful way of living lightly upon the land while conserving it, and fostering imperialism and unjust conquest. Among other things, he formulates three parallel provisions to the TRIPS Agreement to increase the leverage of the countries in determining the terms on which flora, fauna, medicinal knowledge, folklore, and traditional art forms are exploited by others.
Two Thoughts About Traditional Knowledge,
70 Law and Contemporary Problems
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