Access to Knowledge in the Age of Intellectual Property charts the rise of the access to knowledge movement, a movement in which Open Society Foundations have played a key role. It maps the vast terrain of legal, cultural, and technical issues that activists and thinkers aligned to the movement negotiate every day. Produced with the support of the Open Society Information Program, the book aims to make accessible a diverse range of subject matter, including access to medicines, software patents, food security and access to agricultural biotechnology, the public domain, remix culture, free expression, and semiotic democracy. It features over 60 essays from leaders in the A2K movement, including influential thinkers and doers like Yochai Benkler, Peter Drahos, Lawrence Liang and James Love. The book also contains a chapter by Senior Information Program Manager Vera Franz, exploring the potential to redress the copyright balance of a new international instrument to mandate a minimum set of limitations and exceptions. An electronic copy of the book has been made available for free download under a specially crafted Creative Commons (by-nc-nd) license which additionally allows for translations.--Open Society Institute website.
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Access to knowledge : a conceptual genealogy / Amy Kapczynski Access to knowledge as a field of activism / Gaëlle Krikorian The emergence of the A2K Movement : reminiscences and reflections of a developing-country delegate / Ahmed Abdel Latif The revised drug strategy : access to essential medicines, intellectual property, and the World Health Organization / Ellen 't Hoen The Doha Declaration on TRIPS and public health : an impetus for access to medicines / Sangeeta Shashikant An uncertain victory : the 2005 rejection of software patents by the European Parliament / Philippe Aigrain A2K at WIPO : the development agenda and the debate on the proposed broadcasting treaty / Viviana Muñoz Tellez and Sisule F. Musungu "IP World" : made by TNC Inc. / Peter Drahos The idea of access to knowledge and the information commons : long-term trends and basic elements / Yochai Benkler Access to knowledge : the case of indigenous and tradition knowledge / Carlos M. Correa Undermining abundance : counterproductive uses of technology and law in nature, agriculture, and the information sector / Robert Verzola The man who mistook his wife for a book / Lawrence Liang Free-trade agreements and neoliberalism : how to derail the political rationales that impose strong intellectual property protection / Gaëlle Krikorian Information/knowledge in the global society of control : A2K theory and the postcolonial commons / Jeffrey Atteberry Beyond representation : the figure of the pirate / Lawrence Liang Virtual roundtable on A2K politics / Amy Kapczynski and Gaëlle Krikorian, with Onno Purbo, Jo Walsh, Anil Gupta, and Rick Falkvinge A comparison of A2K movements : from medicines to farmers / Susan K. Sell TRIPS flexibilities : the scope of patentability and oppositions to patents in India / Chan Park and Leena Menghaney TRIPS flexibilities in Thailand : between law and politics / Jiraporn Limpananont and Kannifkar Kijtiwatchakul Using competition law to promate access to knowledge / Sean M. Flynn Open-access publishing : from principles to practice / Manon A. Ress The global politics of interoperability / Laura DeNardis Back to balance : limitations and exceptions to copyright / Vera Franz New medicines and vaccines : access, incentives to investment, and freedom to innovate / Spring Gombe and James.Virtual roundtable on A2K strategies : interventions and dilemmas / Amy Kapczynski and Gaëlle Krikorian, with Harini Amarasuriya, Vera Franz, Heeseob Nam, Carolina Rossini, and Dileepa Witharana Interview with Yann Moulier Boutang / Gaëlle Krikorian Nollywood : how it works : a conversation with Charles Igwe / Achal Prabhala A copyright thriller versus a vision of a digital renaissance / Sarah Deutsch Social mutations in the future / Gaëlle Krikorian The future of intellectual property and access to medicine / Eloan dos Santos Pinheiro Options and alternatives to current copyright regimes and practices / Hala Essalmawi The golden touch and the miracle of the loaves / Roberto Verzola.
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Also issued in print: Access to knowledge in the age of intellectual property. New York : Zone Books ; Cambridge, Mass. : Distributed by the MIT Press, 2010