[Ip-health] Is access to information a human right?

Ante Wessels ante at ffii.org
Mon Jan 5 10:50:41 PST 2015

On Wed, Dec 31, 2014 at 09:57:14PM +0000, Chris Zielinski wrote:
> I’ve just posted a blog that might be of interest to members of the A2K and
> IP-Health lists. The blog seeks to answer the question, “Is access to
> information a human right?” by carrying out a short, non-specialist
> analysis of Articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It is at
> http://ziggytheblue.wordpress.com   – Wordpress runs a short free
> registration step and sends you no subsequent spam.
> Happy New Year to all!

Happy New Year!

"And it places the right to control the work firmly in the hands of the author."

But the UDHR does not say that. Conflicting human rights require a balancing of rights. Peter Yu recommends just remuneration for conflicts taking place within the human rights system. See also an FFII note partly based on his work:




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