International Copyright and Access to Knowledge

International Copyright and Access to Knowledge

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The principle of Access to Knowledge (A2K) has become a common reference point for a diverse set of agendas that all hope to realize technological and human potential by making knowledge more accessible. This book is a history of international copyright focused on principles of A2K and their proponents. Whilst debate and discussion so far has covered the perspectives of major western countries, the author's fresh approach to the topic considers emerging countries and NGOs, who have fought for the principles of A2K that are now fundamental to the system. Written in a clear and accessible style, the book connects copyright history to current problems, issues and more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 1139149687
  • 9781139149686

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'Sara Bannerman's thoughtful and compelling book is a must-read for all of those interested in the challenges of increasing access to knowledge. She offers historical perspective on the narrowing of the knowledge commons and identifies opportunities for positive change going forward.' Susan K. Sell, George Washington Universityshow more

Table of contents

1. Introduction; Part I. Ideas: Principles of Access: 2. Access and development; 3. Access to scientific knowledge; 4. Access to education, libraries, and traditional knowledge; 5. Access to news; 6. Access to translations; Part II. Interests: 7. The role and inclusion of developing countries in international copyright; 8. The role and inclusion of NGOs in international copyright; 9. The role and inclusion of indigenous peoples in international copyright; Part III. Institutions: 10. Institutional aspects of international copyright at more