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Title: Creating a legal framework for copyright management of open access within the Australian academic and research sector
Contributor(s): Fitzgerald, Brian (author); Fitzgerald, Anne (author); Perry, Mark  (author)orcid ; Kiel-Chisholm, Scott (author); Driscoll, Erin (author); Thampapillai, Dilan (author); Coates, Jessica (author)
Publication Date: 2006
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Abstract: This Report analyses the copyright law framework needed to ensure open access to outputs of the Australian academic and research sector such as datasets, articles and theses. It is written in the context of an increasing recognition, in Australia and internationally, that access to knowledge is a key driver of social, cultural and economic development and that publicly funded research should be openly accessible. With the objective of enabling access to knowledge, this Report proposes the development of clear protocols for copyright management (designed as practical and effective tools) for implementation in the Australian academic and research sector. The Report explains that with the rise of networked digital technologies our knowledge landscape and innovation system is more and more reliant on best practice copyright management strategies. Furthermore in the 21st century these strategies need to accommodate both the demands for open sharing of knowledge and traditional commercialisation models. To this end, this Report examines the way in which practices for managing copyright, interact with the new web based frameworks that have developed for knowledge creation and dissemination. It focuses on specific areas that are central to the promotion of innovation and creativity in Australia, with emphasis on various types of repositories. More specifically, this Report provides an overview of the principles of copyright law, the concept of open access to knowledge, the recently developed open content models of copyright licensing and proposes a framework for enhancing the management of copyright interests in research and academic output (including electronic theses and dissertations (ETD)). The Report describes a forward work program which, upon implementation, will provide the platform for the development of systems and practices designed to effectively promote open access to knowledge within the Australian academic and research sector.
Publication Type: Book
Publisher: Queensland University of Technology
Place of Publication: Brisbane, Australia
ISBN: 9780980298819
Field of Research (FOR): 189999 Law and Legal Studies not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO): 949999 Law, Politics and Community Services not elsewhere classified
HERDC Category Description: A1 Authored Book - Scholarly
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Extent of Pages: 249
Series Name: OAK Law Project Report
Series Number : No. 1
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