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Abolish intellectual property wherever it kills !

2004-04-26

On April 26th the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) organizes a global day of celebration for patents and intellectual property. For persons living with HIV &amp aids like us this event is a scandal. Because patents are being used to keep affordable life-saving medication from India or Brazil away from millions of dying people with aids in developing countries. Since the advent of life-prolonging HIV therapy in 1996 20 million people have died of aids with access only to patented grossly overpriced medicines. 95% of people with aids still don’t have access to the affordable generic HIV drugs.

On Monday April 26 between 4 and 5 pm European Continental Time (10-11 am Eastern Seaboard Time) take simple action against WIPO by taking part in a 1-hour “netstrike” (blocking WIPO’s website).


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