The fight to control cultural heritage

India: Breathe in, and hands off our yoga Christian Science Monitor: “The project represents a 21st-century approach to safeguarding intellectual property of the ancient variety. The Traditional Knowledge Digital Library (TKDL) aims to prevent foreign entrepreneurs from claiming Indian lore as novel, and thus patenting it.” This database extends to yoga, as well. Indians used to look down on their traditional arts, but have had to update their opinions when Westerners start to exploit them.