Knowledge and Education: Pro-Access Implications of New Technologies

in Public Interest Intellectual Property Advisors (ed.) Intellectual Property and Human Development: Current Trends and Future Scenarios, Cambridge University Press 2010

26 Pages Posted: 25 Aug 2014

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Dalindyebo Bafana Shabalala

University of Dayton School of Law; Case Western Reserve University School of Law; Maastricht University Faculty of Law

Date Written: June 1, 2010

Abstract

The framework of ‘Knowledge and Education’ is broad, and overlaps with various areas of intellectual property (IP). Copyright is the dominant legal and policy regime governing this domain. As discussed in other chapters of the book, access to know-ledge and education is also circumscribed by such concerns as the expanding scope of patents and its impact on basic research and research tools, public access to patent disclosure information, protection of traditional knowledge, general systems of access and distribution of information, and particular access issues for disabled persons. While Chapter 6 has extensively discussed the implications of copyright law and exceptions on access to textbooks in developing countries, this chapter focuses on implications of new technologies – especially information and communication technologies (ICTs) – on access to information products. In discussing some recent legislative trends, it looks at pro-access strategies by developing countries and civil society organizations (CSOs) relating to knowledge and education.

Keywords: Berne Conventions, TRIPS, Copyright, access to knowledge

Suggested Citation

Shabalala, Dalindyebo Bafana, Knowledge and Education: Pro-Access Implications of New Technologies (June 1, 2010). in Public Interest Intellectual Property Advisors (ed.) Intellectual Property and Human Development: Current Trends and Future Scenarios, Cambridge University Press 2010 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2485525

Dalindyebo Bafana Shabalala (Contact Author)

University of Dayton School of Law ( email )

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Dayton, OH 45469
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Case Western Reserve University School of Law ( email )

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Cleveland, OH 44106-7148
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Maastricht University Faculty of Law ( email )

Maastricht, Limburg

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