How Indigenous Knowledge can work with the intellectual property (IP) system Mar 2016

AIATSIS has acquired significant expertise in the development, application and protection of Indigenous Knowledge through its research and collections. In keeping with our legislative functions—including using the collection to strengthen and promote knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and heritage—AIATSIS is committed to making its collection as accessible as possible, while respecting relevant laws and cultural protocols. Advice is given on aspects of Indigenous Knowledge formation and collection that remain outside contemporary IP definitions.

The paper provides information in the following areas:

  • Indigenous Knowledge and AIATSIS Research and Collections
  • Indigenous Knowledge Management and Native Title Practice
  • Role of Native Title Representative Bodies and Native Title Service Providers
  • Management of Communal and Individual Property Rights in Native Title Research
Last reviewed: 12 Sep 2016