Theories of Open Access

Authors

  • Kunle Ola Australian Catholic University

Keywords:

Law, Intellectual Property, Copyright, Open Access, Open Licensing, Theories of Open Access

Abstract

This article is an acknowledgement of the gap and frustrations created by a legal regime, which has provided the requisite legal covering for the exclusion of the generality from access to knowledge. It provides a theoretical analysis of open access from a multi-dimensional perspective inclusive of socio-economic, legal and political dimensions and explores the rationale for providing free, immediate, open and unrestricted access to the output of research. It seeks to identify and demonstrate the potential benefits of the open access movement to national and global development.

 

Author Biography

Kunle Ola, Australian Catholic University

Lecturer, Thomas More School of Law

Published

2018-09-26

Issue

Section

Free and open access to legal information in the digital age