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What is biopiracy?

Postby kumar985 » Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:40 pm

What is biopiracy?
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Postby gauthum » Wed Dec 05, 2012 4:06 pm

biopiracy is the exploitation of natural resource without proper permission of the country
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Re: What is biopiracy?

Postby elizabeth756 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 6:18 pm

Biopiracy is the illegal appropriation of life -- microorganisms, plants and animals (including humans) -- and the traditional cultural knowledge that accompanies it. Biopiracy is illegal because, in violation of international conventions and (where these exist) corresponding domestic laws, it does not recognize, respect or adequately compensate the rightful owners of the life forms appropriated or the traditional knowledge related to their propagation, use and commercial benefit. Biopiracy commonly operates through the application of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) (primarily patents) to genetic resources and traditional knowledge.
Biopiracy is apart of a larger problem whereby developing countries rich in biodiversity, are exploited by transnational corporations and industries that make use of these resources.
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Postby Jai2sriram » Sat Jan 05, 2013 2:59 pm

Biopiracy is of course an illegal practice it not only exploits a country's resources but also blocks its development
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Postby Alessandro8100 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:51 pm

Biopiracy is apart of a bigger issue whereby developing nations full of bio-diversity, are utilized by transnational organizations and sectors that make use of these sources.In short wording,biopiracy that uses plant and animal species by declaring patents to limit their common use.
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