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Access to knowledge in Africa : the role of copyright

Author: C Armstrong
Publisher: Claremont [South Africa] : UCT Press, 2010
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"This book gives the reader an understanding of the legal and practical constraints posed by copyright for access to learning materials in Africa, and identifies the relevant lessons, best policies and best practices that would broaden and deepen this access."
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Access to knowledge in Africa.
Claremont [South Africa] : UCT Press, 2010
(OCoLC)656790307
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: C Armstrong
ISBN: 9781552504901 1552504905 1919895450 9781919895451
OCLC Number: 759157019
Notes: "This book is a result of an international and interdisciplinary research project known as the African Copyright and Access to Knowledge (ACA2K) project"--Acknowledgments.
"Published in association with the International Development Research Centre, the Shuttleworth Foundation and the LINK Centre, Graduate School of Public and Development Management (P & DM), University of the Witwatersrand."
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 366 pages)
Contents: 1. Introduction. The importance of improving African education systems --
Connecting education with perspectives on copyright --
Existing research on copyright and education --
The ACA2K research project --
Research objectives --
Research methods, project design, monitoring --
ACA2K and gender --
Research results --
Egypt. Background --
Doctrinal analysis --
Qualitative analysis --
Conclusions and recommendations --
3. Ghana. Background --
Doctrinal analysis --
Qualitative analysis --
Conclusions and recommendations --
4. Kenya. Background --
Doctrinal analysis --
Qualitative analysis --
Conclusions and recommendations --
5. Morocco. Background --
Doctrinal analysis --
Qualitative analysis --
Conclusions and recommendations --
6. Mozambique. Background --
Doctrinal analysis --
Qualitative analysis --
Conclusions and recommendations --
7. Senegal. Background --
Doctrinal analysis --
Qualitative analysis --
Conclusions and recommendations --
8. South Africa. Background --
Doctrinal analysis --
Qualitative analysis --
Conclusions and recommendations --
9. Uganda. Background --
Doctrinal analysis --
Qualitative analysis --
Conclusions and recommendations --
10. Summary and conclusions. Introduction --
Doctrinal research findings --
Qualitative research findings --
Copyright and education in Africa: the road ahead.
Responsibility: editors, C. Armstrong [and others].
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"Even those who consider themselves experts on IP will benefit immensely from this book and the broader ACA2K project's work." --Sisule Musungu, President of IQsensato, Geneva

 
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