Joseph Stiglitz, 2001 Nobel laureate in economics and professor at Columbia University delivered the 6th annual Meredith and Kip Frey Lecture in Intellectual Property Friday at the School of Law of Duke University.
Naureen Khan wrote for The Chronicle:
"He said his interest in intellectual property began 20 years ago, when a Chinese publisher called to ask if Stiglitz would write a preface to a pirated edition of one of his own textbooks."As a good academic, I was enthusiastic about the idea," Stiglitz joked. "My view was that the reason we write these things is not to make money but to influence ideas, to influence the shape of intellectual debate.""
Stiglitz is a known criticaster of TRIPs.
Read Khan's article here. See the 6th annual Meredith and Kip Frey Lecture in Intellectual Property as video stream here.