Tech Talk: Patent Politics and Internet Governance for Media Development
Written by Brian Wesolowski
CDT’s Tech Talk is a podcast where we dish on tech and Internet policy, while also explaining what these policies mean to our daily lives. You can find Tech Talk on SoundCloud, iTunes, and Google Play.
In this episode we talk about Patent Politics. Yes, intellectual property is incredibly political and today we find out how different approaches to patents in the United States and Europe can lead to very different policy outcomes, especially around controversial issues such as patenting life forms. Shobita Parthasarathy enlightens us with insights from her new book, Patent Politics: Life Forms, Markets, and the Public Interest in the United States and Europe.
And we welcomed folks from Article 19 and CIMA to discuss why global media development professionals should be engaging in the many internet governance bodies. Yes, if you care about a vibrant media sector in developing nations, you’re going to want to make sure you have a voice on how the greatest distributor of news – the internet – functions.