The impact of digital copyright law and policy on access to knowledge and learning

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dc.contributor.author Pistorius, Tana, T en
dc.contributor.author Mwim, Odirachukwu S. en
dc.date.accessioned 2019-11-21T21:05:36Z en
dc.date.issued 2019 en
dc.identifier.citation Reading & Writing 10(1):7 pages Article number a196 2019 en
dc.identifier.issn 2079-8245 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/49021 en
dc.description.abstract Background: The evolution in digital technologies has had an enormous impact on traditional copyright notions. Works in digital form have uniform characteristics and these works can be copied, distributed and stored with ease. Objectives: The focus of this article was how to attain a balance between the need to promote access to works and therefore knowledge and learning, on the one hand, and the protection of the interests of copyright holders, on the other. Method: Technological protection measures (TPMs) are applied to copyright works in digital form to curb infringement. The authors explore the extent to which TPMs impact on access the knowledge and learning. Results: The findings of this article suggest a need for possible countermeasures in promoting knowledge and literacy through legislative reform that address the needs of creators and users in developing communities. Conclusion: The authors conclude that TPMs may hinder data literacy, access to works, teaching and learning, particularly in developing communities. For example, recent attempts to revise South African copyright law have not attained a balanced approach. en
dc.publisher AOSIS OpenJournals en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Reading & Writing en
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dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ en
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dc.title The impact of digital copyright law and policy on access to knowledge and learning en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.4102/rw.v10i1.196 en
pubs.issue 1 en
pubs.volume 10 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The authors en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/OpenAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 785932 en
pubs.org-id Business and Economics en
pubs.org-id Commercial Law en
dc.identifier.eissn 2308-1422 en
pubs.number a196 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2019-11-15 en
pubs.online-publication-date 2019-06-26 en


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