USEFUL BOOKS AND REPORTS ON INDIGENOUS
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
[Based on pp. 299-301 of Who Owns Native Culture?, modified and updated 14 January 2004]

Update, late 2010: Many books and articles have been published on this theme since
2004. Information on many of them can be found in the "Recent developments" archives
of this site.

Russel L. Barsh et al., The North American Pharmaceutical Industry and Research Involving Indigenous Knowledge. Fredericksburg, Va: First Peoples Worldwide, 2001.

James Boyle, Shamans, Software, and Spleens: Law and the Construction of the Information Society. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1996.

Simon Brascoupé and Howard Mann, A Community Guide to Protecting Indigenous Knowledge. Ottawa: Research & Analysis Directorate, Dept. of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, 2001.

Rosemary J. Coombe, The Cultural Life of Intellectual Properties: Authorship, Appropriation, and the Law. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 1998.

Cultural Survival, Inc., Special Issue: Intellectual Property Rights: Culture as Commodity. Cultural Survival Quarterly, Winter 2001.

Erica-Irene Daes, Protection of the Heritage of Indigenous People. United Nations, Office for the High Commissioner for Human Rights, 1997.

Tom Greaves, ed., Intellectual Property Rights for Indigenous Peoples: A Source Book. Oklahoma City, OK: Society for Applied Anthropology, 1994.

Andrew Gulliford, Sacred Objects and Sacred Places: Preserving Tribal Traditions. Boulder, Colo: University Press of Colorado, 2000.

Sjoerd R. Jaarsma, ed., Handle with Care: Ownership and Control of Ethnographic Materials. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2002.

Terri Janke, Our Culture, Our Future: Report on Australian Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property Rights. Surrey Hills, NSW: Michael Frankel, 1998.

Vivien Johnson, Copyrites: Aboriginal Art in the Age of Reproductive Technologies. Sydney: National Indigenous Arts Advocacy Program, 1996.

Erich Kasten, ed., Properties of Cultures--Culture as Property: Pathways to Reform in Post-Soviet Siberia.  Berlin: Dietrich Reimer Verlag, 2004

Ian McDonald, Protecting Indigenous Intellectual Property: A Copyright Perspective. Redfern, NSW: Australian Copyright Council, 1998.

Darrell A. Posey and Graham Dutfield, Beyond Intellectual Property: Toward Traditional Resource Rights for Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities. Ottawa: International Development Research Center, 1996.

Mary Riley, ed., Indigenous Intellectual Property Rights: Legal Obstacles and Innovative Solutions. Walnut Creek, Cal: AltaMira Press, 2004 (forthcoming).

Peter Seitel, ed., Safeguarding Traditional Cultures: A Global Assessment. Washington, DC: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Smithsonian Institution, 2001.

Tony Simpson, Indigenous Heritage and Self-Determination: The Cultural and Intellectual Property Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Copenhagen: IWGIA, 1997.

Marilyn Strathern, Property, Substance, and Effect: Anthropological Essays on Persons and Things. London: Athlone Press, 1999.

Bruce Ziff and Pratima V. Rao, eds., Borrowed Power: Essays on Cultural Appropriation. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1997.