Brevets & Biopiratage

Biopiracy, a term originally coined by ETC Group, refers to the appropriation of the knowledge and genetic resources of farming and indigenous communities by individuals or institutions that seek exclusive monopoly control (patents or intellectual property) over these resources and knowledge. ETC Group believes that intellectual property is predatory on the rights and knowledge of farming communities and indigenous peoples. Through nanotechnology- and synthetic biology-related patents, intellectual property claims are now being extended to elements of the periodic table and to key metabolic pathways involved in cellular functioning (and resulting in natural products with high commercial value).

Nouvelles et rapports sur Brevets & Biopiratage

Une étude de cas 9 oct 2014
Un numéro spécial de Pambazuka News en collaboration avec ETC Group 25 jan 2011
Alors que Craig Venter annonce avoir réussi à créer la vie en laboratoire, l'ETC Group appelle à un moratoire mondial sur la biologie synthétique. 19 mai 2010
Des normes volontaires pour prendre la planète en otage 11 fév 2010
Pouvoir des grandes sociétés et ultime frontière de la marchandisation du vivant 28 nov 2008