Corporations occasionally try to copyright traditional knowledge, culture, and/or technology.
India has taken the step of creating the traditional digital library which documents traditional knowledge. This makes it more difficult for corporations to take traditional knowledge and claim that purely for themselves.
Case in point: the recent case where Colgate Palmolive attempted to copyright a product that used traditional Indian spices - and apparently nothing else. Read about the case here, in which Colgate did not prevail.