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Title: Final technical report / African Copyright & Access to Knowledge (ACA2K) project, 2007-2011
Authors: Armstrong, Chris
Keywords: COPYRIGHT
ACCESS TO KNOWLEDGE
A2K
AFRICA
ACCESS TO LEARNING MATERIALS
EDUCATION
IDRC
LINK CENTRE
SHUTTLEWORTH FOUNDATION
INTERNATIONAL COPYRIGHT
Date: 2011
Publisher: Shuttleworth Foundation, Cape Town
Abstract: This ACA2K project Final Technical Report to the IDRC outlines the project’s objectives, methodology, activities, outputs, outcomes, overall assessment and recommendations. The planning, research, dissemination and policy engagement activities outlined herein occurred over a four-year period from October 2007 to September 2011 in eight African countries -- Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Mozambique, Senegal, South Africa and Uganda – with the researchers in these eight study countries supported by consultants and partners in South Africa, Kenya, Canada, the US, Switzerland, India and Malaysia. The starting point for the project was a vision of a future copyright environment throughout Africa that maximises access to the knowledge contained in learning materials. To this end, the project developed a network of African researchers empowered to assess copyright’s impact on access to learning materials in their countries and to use the evidence to support the contributions of African stakeholders in national, regional and international copyright policymaking. As well as generating significant new research evidence and making that evidence known and available to policymaking stakeholders in the study countries and internationally, the project was successful in building and networking the capacity of African researchers working on copyright matters, developing methodological best practices for this kind of research, increasing the amount of published scholarship addressing this topic, and generally raising awareness of the interface between copyright and access to knowledge in the eight study countries.
Description: Co-published with LINK Centre, University of the Witwatersrand
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10625/47860
Project Number: 104501
Project Title: African Copyright and Access to Knowledge Network (ACA2K)
Access: Open Access
Copyright: Shuttleworth Foundation and University of the Witwatersrand
License: This work is licensed by its copyright-holders under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 South Africa Licence
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