New intellectual property regimes are entrenching new inequalities access to information is fundamental to the exercise of human rights and marketplace competition but patents are being used to lock up vital educational software genetic and other information creating a global property order dominated by a multinational elite how did intellectual property rules become part of the world . By information feudalism the authors refer to a project of visionaries that is currently being contested this is a project to control the knowledge economy 1 which is organised into vast fiefs and held up by an unjust property system while all of us are cast as serfs in this growing net of domination the books message is that . The definitive account of how multinational corporations have seized control of intellectual property rights in a few short years the battle over intellectual property rights has emerged from obscurity to become front page news the continent hopping three year court battle fought by activists to . Pdf on jan 1 2002 peter drahos and others published information feudalism who owns the knowledge economy. Book reviews information feudalism who owns the knowledge economy p drahos and j braithwaite earthscan publications 2002 253 pages gbp12 p b review by andres guadamuz2 historically intellectual property legislation has received few criticisms to this institution from legal scholars and practitioners
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