September 27, 2021

New Full Text Book (Free) From MIT Press: Access to Knowledge in the Age of Intellectual Property

The full text of the 652 page book can be downloaded as a PDF file for free.

Title: Access to Knowledge in the Age of Intellectual Property
Edited by Gaëlle Krikorian and Amy Kapczynski

From a Blurb on the MIT Press Web Site:

At the end of the twentieth century, intellectual property rights collided with everyday life. Expansive copyright laws and digital rights management technologies sought to shut down new forms of copying and remixing made possible by the Internet. International laws expanding patent rights threatened the lives of millions of people around the world living with HIV/AIDS by limiting their access to cheap generic medicines. For decades, governments have tightened the grip of intellectual property law at the bidding of information industries; but recently, groups have emerged around the world to challenge this wave of enclosure with a new counter-politics of “access to knowledge” or “A2K.”

Hat Tip: BB

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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