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Chapter 3: Subject Matter
may be outside the scope of protection guaranteed by these Articles’.36 On the other hand, the special mention of intellectual property alongside the general property right could also be interpreted as a mark of its specificity. IP would then be mentioned separately because of its difference from the right to property in general, because it concerns property of a special kind, for example, a property that is ‘socially rooted’, in accordance with the theory of the social function of intellectual property rights.37 The problem is that Article For criticism see also C. Geiger, ‘Intérêt général, droit d’accès à l’information et droit de propriété: La propriété intellectuelle analysée à la lumière des droits fondamentaux’, in: M. Buydens and S. Dusollier (eds.), L’intérêt général et l’accès à l’information en propriété intellectuelle, 249 (Brussels, Bruylant, 2008); Dietz, supra note 27 and Drexl, supra note 22. 36 T. Milly, supra note 18, at 196; S. Ricketson, ‘Intellectual Property and Human Rights’, in: S. Bottomley and D. Kinley (eds.), Commercial Law and Human Rights, 192 (Burlington, Ashgate, 2001) and the General Comment No. 17 (2005) of the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights to Art. 15(1)(c) of the Covenant (E/C.12/GC/17, 12 January 2006), stating that ‘the Committee considers that only the “author”, namely the creator, whether man or woman, individual or group of individuals, of scientific, literary or artistic productions, such as, inter alia, writers and artists, can...
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