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Access to Knowledge for Consumers: Reports of Campaigns and Research 2008-2010 By Jeremy Malcolm
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Consumers International and its members from around the world have engaged in a series of research and advocacy programmes on access to knowledge from 2008 to 2010, with the support of Ford... More > Foundation and the Open Society Institute. This volume presents the results of these activities, including the results of a global survey of consumers, revealing for the first time the extent of the barriers that they face in accessing and using copyright materials. Also presented is research from Australia and Israel on the impact of reforms to those countries' copyright laws which introduced new flexibilities for consumers, and reports of advocacy and campaigning activities in India, Nigeria, Brazil, South Africa, Cameroon and Zambia focussed on improving access to knowledge for consumers.< Less
Access to Knowledge for Consumers: Reports of Campaigns and Research 2008-2010 By Jeremy Malcolm
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Consumers International and its members from around the world have engaged in a series of research and advocacy programmes on access to knowledge from 2008 to 2010, with the support of Ford... More > Foundation and the Open Society Institute. This volume presents the results of these activities, including the results of a global survey of consumers, revealing for the first time the extent of the barriers that they face in accessing and using copyright materials. Also presented is research from Australia and Israel on the impact of reforms to those countries' copyright laws which introduced new flexibilities for consumers, and reports of advocacy and campaigning activities in India, Nigeria, Brazil, South Africa, Cameroon and Zambia focussed on improving access to knowledge for consumers.< Less
Consumers in the Information Society: Access, Fairness and Representation By Jeremy Malcolm
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The opportunities and challenges that face consumers in today's online digital environment raise a range of new issues for the global consumer movement. For example, products that were once sold as... More > goods, are now packaged as digital services, lacking many of the incidents of ownership that consumers expect. They are often delivered over broadband networks for which there are no uniform consumer protection standards. Many of the institutions making decisions for this digital environment do so without first hearing from consumers about their rights, interests and concerns. Members of Consumers International (CI), the only global campaigning voice for consumers, came together from around the world to discuss and set an agenda for advocacy on these issues, at the first global summit Consumers in the Information Society: Access, Fairness and Representation held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 8 and 9 March 2012. This book contains the research reports and working papers presented at that conference.< Less
Access to Knowledge: A Guide for Everyone By Jeremy Malcolm & Frederick Noronha
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Access to Knowledge (A2K) is the umbrella term for a movement that aims to create more equitable public access to the products of human culture and learning. The ultimate objective of the movement is... More > to create a world in which educational and cultural works are accessible to all, and in which consumers and creators alike participate in a vibrant ecosystem of innovation and creativity. These goals are of interest to a broad coalition of consumer groups, NGOs, activists, Internet users and others. However for many of them, coming to grips with the issues involved in the A2K movement can be daunting. These issues, including copyright and patent law reform, open content licensing, and communications rights, often involve legal and technological concepts that even specialists find difficult. The purpose of this book is to provide an accessible introduction to the A2K movement and the institutions, concepts and issues involved in it, for those who would like to become involved but don't know where to start.< Less
Access to Knowledge: A Guide for Everyone By Jeremy Malcolm & Frederick Noronha
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Access to Knowledge (A2K) is the umbrella term for a movement that aims to create more equitable public access to the products of human culture and learning. The ultimate objective of the movement is... More > to create a world in which educational and cultural works are accessible to all, and in which consumers and creators alike participate in a vibrant ecosystem of innovation and creativity. These goals are of interest to a broad coalition of consumer groups, NGOs, activists, Internet users and others. However for many of them, coming to grips with the issues involved in the A2K movement can be daunting. These issues, including copyright and patent law reform, open content licensing, and communications rights, often involve legal and technological concepts that even specialists find difficult. The purpose of this book is to provide an accessible introduction to the A2K movement and the institutions, concepts and issues involved in it, for those who would like to become involved but don't know where to start.< Less

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