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International Copyright and Access to Knowledge

By Sara Bannerman

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.

Sara Bannerman is a member of IAMCR.

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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 WIPO.

Title: International Copyright and Access to Knowledge
Author: Sara Bannerman
Published: 2016
Pages: 278
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107023062

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