Sunday, April 27, 2008

Access to Knowledge (A2K): promoting user access a central objective of copyright law

African Copyright & Access to Knowledge, is probing the relationship in African countries between national copyright environments and access to hard-copy and digital learning materials. The project is probing this relationship within an access to knowledge (A2K) framework – a framework which regards the protection/promotion of user access as one of the central objectives of copyright law.

Sponsors of the African Copyright & Access to Knowledge include South Africa's Shuttleworth Foundation and Canada's International Development and Research Center / Centre de recherches pour le developpment international, previously recognized on IJPE for Canadian Leadership in the Open Access Movement for IDRC's ambitious plans to make all IDRC-funded research openly accessible in the IDRC repository.

Thanks to Peter Suber on Open Access News.