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date: 21 July 2019

Traditional Knowledge (India)  

Source:
Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability
Author(s):
Vaneesha JAINVaneesha JAIN

Traditional knowledge in India has been passed down through generations in local communities. It is now under threat of overexploitation and unauthorized use by third parties outside the traditional circle. Legal protections for traditional knowledge include the concept of sharing of benefits arising from its use with the indigenous community. Further, the Indian government has launched an online Traditional Knowledge Digital Library to protect against its unlawful patenting. ...

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