Why Do Southern Countries Have Little Incentive to Protect Northern Intellectual Property Rights?
AbstractInstead of focusing on the conflict of interests between North and South, the author studies the conflict of interests among southern countries and provides an alternative answer to the question: why do southern countries have little incentive to protect northern intellectual property rights? Owing to the incentive of each southern country to free-ride on other southern countries with respect to providing protection, the overall protection they provide is not sufficient. Therefore, a new source of mutual gains exists among southern countries and also between North and South. A joint effort of southern countries is required to exploit these gains.
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