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Globalisation, Information and Libraries: The implications of the World Trade Organisations GATS and TRIPS Agreements Ruth Rikowski

Globalisation, Information and Libraries: The implications of the World Trade Organisations GATS and TRIPS Agreements

Ruth Rikowski

Published February 1st 2005
ISBN : 9781843340843
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This book provides an overview of the World Trade Organization (WTO)- in particular, it focuses on two of the agreements being developed at the WTO, which are due to be strengthened in 2005, and are likely to have significant implications forMoreThis book provides an overview of the World Trade Organization (WTO)- in particular, it focuses on two of the agreements being developed at the WTO, which are due to be strengthened in 2005, and are likely to have significant implications for libraries and information: the General Agreement on Trade in Services (the GATS) and the Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS). The author argues that the library and information profession needs to be more aware of these agreements and the way in which they threaten some of the professional ethics and principles (such as the balance in copyright).