Talk:Yoga piracy

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Yoga Piracy is a fact. A fact given and prooved by the Indian Govenment. Steps against this piracy are already on the move and are on a very large scale.

India has decided to put an end to generous free lunches people have been helping themselves to

To curb this pillage of our heritage, the Indian government has initiated a move to document 1,500 yoga postures - from Patanjali to the present times - and store them in a Digital Traditional Knowledge Library. This data will then be made available to patent offices worldwide. --Holy Ganga 14:27, 17 December 2005 (UTC)

surprised that wikipedia doesn't have much on patent piracy of traditional knowledge systems.. even patent has just a link and no detail.--Pranathi 22:29, 18 December 2005 (UTC)

Has there been any talk about making such a database available online? Not just to Patent offices?

I feel this should be labelled as a Cultural misappropriation. The fact remains, companies and the Western civilization seems to have thrived borrowing/stealing ideas and practices from other cultures without giving proper due credit. The fact that Yoga asunas were not patented by India prior to this is irrelevant, it's still incorrect. I will find the source if I can at a later date, but some German groups are even now claiming that they invented many of the Yoga asunas/practices, sheer and utter blasphemy. Asherek 20:07, 11 January 2007 (UTC)

There is also the issue of the trademarking of many-century-old terms like "Sahaja Yoga". --Simon D M (talk) 10:33, 11 January 2008 (UTC)

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