JIPLP and OUP's developing countries initiative

Oxford University Press runs a developing countries initiative in which electronic subscriptions to journals are made available either at no cost or at a greatly reduced cost.  Further information, together with the lists of countries included in the free and low-cost schemes, can be found here.

JIPLP is pleased to be associated with this initiative.  While it is sometimes said, with justification, that many of the world's poorest countries have far more pressing issues to worry about such as food, health and their immediate survival, on a wider level they are often criticised for failure to observe international standards and legal norms for the protection of intellectual property even though compliance with them is the gate to World Trade Organization membership and the receipt of some forms of aid.  The more information they have on the subject, the better their understanding and therefore their decision-making is likely to be.

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