Conflicting Agendas: Implications of Intellectual Property Rights on Access to Knowledge in Education and Research

Amarasuriya, Harini and Witharana, Dileepa Conflicting Agendas: Implications of Intellectual Property Rights on Access to Knowledge in Education and Research., 2009 . In 7th National Conference on Library and Information Science, Colombo, June 25, 2009. [Conference paper]


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The emergence of the liberal economic model as the dominant governance model since the 1980s saw the spread of a strong intellectual property rights (IPR) regime across the world. Exclusive monopoly rights offered by the intellectual property rights regime to inventions in the field of literary work, art and science has generated a new set of global issues in accessing knowledge and has led the way to a movement on access to knowledge to counter the restrictions of inflexible IPR regimes. In comparison to this global trend, awareness of IPR implications on access to knowledge is weak in Sri Lanka. Based on a study conducted at the Open University of Sri Lanka this papers discusses how IPR law, copyrights and patents in particular, impacts education and research at all levels.

Item type: Conference paper
Keywords: Information science Intellectual property rights Access to knowledge
Subjects: B. Information use and sociology of information
Depositing user: Mr. J.J.G. Arachchige
Date deposited: 28 Jul 2009
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:14


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