Fundamentals of Open Access
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Author: Kunle Ola

Published: December 1, 2013

Abstract: This paper provides a background to open access, examines what is it and how it came about. It provides an analysis of the fundamentals of open access against the provisions of the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) and examines the barriers to open access, (price, technology and legal). It also looks at some of the fields related to open access such as, open educational resources and public sector information. The final section of the paper examines strategies to achieving open access and concludes with licensing, focusing on creative commons.

Publication: European Intellectual Property Review (E.I.P.R) 2014, 36 (2) 112-123

Related Regions and Countries: Global

Number of Pages: 31

Keywords:  Copyright, Internet, Open Access, Open content licensing.

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