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35 nations want to emulate India’s digital library model

27 March 2011

NEW DELHI: Representatives from over 35 countries, including Jamaica and Kenya, have expressed interest in emulating India’s Traditional Knowledge Digital Library (TKDL) project that helps in protecting the country’s traditional knowledge.

The TKDL is aimed at protecting traditional knowledge as well as ensure that wrong patents are not granted.

People from different countries expressed interest in during the three-day conference on TKDL, which concluded here last week. It was organised by the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) and Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).

TKDL’s Senior Advisor and Director V K Gupta told PTI that representatives of over 35 countries who participated in the conference have expressed interest in the project.

Once they make the proposal (for emulating TKDL) formally, the government would consider the same, he said…..

Read more: http://www.business-standard.com/india/news/35-nations-want-to-emulate-india%5Cs-digital-library-model/130340/on

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Written by csirindia

March 28, 2011 at 8:45 am

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