International Copyright and Access to Knowledge
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- Author: Sara Bannerman, McMaster University, Ontario
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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 events.Read more
- Connects copyright history to current problems, issues and events in copyright and access to knowledge
- Presents a history of principles of access to knowledge from a global perspective
- Provides a new and fresh approach, written in a clear and accessible style
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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 UniversitySee more reviews
'Sara Bannerman sheds new light on copyright history, from the perspective of its relationship to Access to Knowledge (A2K). Her ground-breaking research provides new insights into the problems of access to scientific knowledge and news, the importance of translations and the copyright challenges of the developing world, access to the collections of cultural institutions, and the histories of institutions and interest groups influencing copyright.' Graham Greenleaf, University of New South Wales, Australia
'This timely and important book carefully documents the growing erosion of the principles of access in the international copyright system. It provocatively reframes the development debate as one seeking to reclaim alternative visions and models. The book further underscores the potentially important roles of developing countries, indigenous communities, nongovernmental organizations and other nondominant players. A must-read for anybody who cares about development in the international intellectual property regime!' Peter K. Yu, Director, Center for Law and Intellectual Property, Texas A&M University
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- Date Published: April 2016
- format: Adobe eBook Reader
- isbn: 9781316446836
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Table of Contents
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 WIPO.
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