Technology and Rights

Stephen PETRINA, Kenneth Scott VOLK, Soowook KIM

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What do we know about technology and rights? This article provides a fairly comprehensive overview of current issues regarding this topic. We explore and analyse a wide spectrum of rights that are challenged in this current era of technological convergence. We use the United States Bill of Rights as an example of the vulnerability of legal protections for rights against particular political and technological changes in this post 9-11 climate. New streams of rights acting as a safeguard against further incursions of technology into civil liberties are explored. We also address intellectual property rights and international trends in copyright, patent and trademark laws. We question whether these issues of technology and rights have a place in current technological literacy scenarios. Copyright © 2004 Kluwer Academic Publishers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)181-204
JournalInternational Journal of Technology and Design Education
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2004


Petrina, S., Volk, K., & Kim, S. (2004). Technology and Rights. International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 14(3), 181-204.


  • Bioethics
  • Biotechnology
  • Ethics
  • Intellectual property rights
  • Politics of technology
  • Rights
  • Technological literacy


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