True Tracks: protecting Indigenous intellectual and cultural property rights

8 July, 2021

Vincent Fairfax Fellow Terri Janke talks to Phillip Adams about protecting Indigenous intellectual and cultural property rights.

Indigenous Cultural Intellectual Property rights or ICIP are rights that Indigenous people have to protect traditional art and culture. But there is only so much that ICIP can do to protect Indigenous culture and knowledge from exploitation. The rights are based in customary law and are not recognised by the Australian legal system.

In this episode of Late Night Live Terri Janke, a Wuthathi/Meriam Indigenous author and a leading international authority on Indigenous cultural and intellectual property, talks about her book True Tracks which aims to address the gaps in the law which leave Indigenous people open to exploitation.

Late Night Live, ABC, 5 July 2021. Listen to the full podcast here.

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