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Salmon, Songs, and Blankets: Creativity on the Northwest Coast
May/June 2011 (vol. 9 no. 3)
pp. 78-81
Michael Lesk, Rutgers University
The First Nations groups in British Columbia (and nearby Native American groups in Alaska) recognized the ownership of songs and dances, and transferred them as items of value; they did so in a social system rather than a legal one.

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Index Terms:
social protection, traditional knowledge, intellectual property, Kwakiutl, Tlingit, Tsimshian, First Nations, Alaska
Citation:
Michael Lesk, "Salmon, Songs, and Blankets: Creativity on the Northwest Coast," IEEE Security & Privacy, vol. 9, no. 3, pp. 78-81, May-June 2011, doi:10.1109/MSP.2011.65
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