New Hope for Africa? Copyright and Access to Knowledge in the Digital Age
(2011) 13(3) Info 64-4
Posted: 14 Apr 2016
Date Written: 2011
This paper discusses the three main approaches countries around the world have taken towards copyright exceptions and limitations. After examining the advantages and disadvantages of the different approaches, it suggests a preferred model for developing countries. It then addresses the problematic interplay between copyright exceptions and limitations on the one hand and technological protection measures (TPMs) on the other. The paper concludes by offering a solution for mitigating the potentially detrimental impact of TPMs on otherwise permitted uses of copyright protected knowledge materials.
Keywords: copyright, exceptions, limitations, access, knowledge
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