"Brazil's president often gets criticized by his old leftist
friends for being conservative at home. But globally he has
reshaped the debate on intellectual property rights to reflect the
needs of poor nations.
"In two years, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has forced the United
Nations to change its global patent system, irked Microsoft Corp.
by scorning its proprietary software, and annoyed recording studios
by putting the music of his dreadlocked culture minister online for
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