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Copyright versus open access: on the organisation and international political economy of access to scientific knowledge

By: Scheufen, Marc.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Switzerland Springer 2015Description: xvi, 191 p.ISBN: 9783319127385.Subject(s): Open access publishing | Scholarly publishing - Economic aspects | Commercial law | Learning and scholarship | Industrial organization | Copyright, InternationalDDC classification: 346.0482 Summary: This book addresses the recent debate about copyright law and its impact on the distribution of scientific knowledge from an economic perspective. The focus is on the question whether a copyright regime or an open access regime is better suited to the norms and organizational structure in a purely global science community. The book undertakes a thorough economic analysis of the academic journal market and showcases consequences of a regime change. It also takes account of the Digital Divide debate, reflecting issues in developing countries. Finally, a comprehensive analysis of legal action in the light of international Intellectual Property (IP) agreements offers prospects on the future of academic publishing. http://www.springer.com/in/book/9783319127385
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This book addresses the recent debate about copyright law and its impact on the distribution of scientific knowledge from an economic perspective. The focus is on the question whether a copyright regime or an open access regime is better suited to the norms and organizational structure in a purely global science community. The book undertakes a thorough economic analysis of the academic journal market and showcases consequences of a regime change. It also takes account of the Digital Divide debate, reflecting issues in developing countries. Finally, a comprehensive analysis of legal action in the light of international Intellectual Property (IP) agreements offers prospects on the future of academic publishing.


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