[Duraspace] Open access is a development issue – the status quo needs to be challenged
hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Mon Aug 17 12:28:54 SAST 2015
*Access to information is a basic human right entrenched in the South
African Constitution. Yet there are many barriers restricting or preventing
access to information.*
The biggest barriers are:
- access to the internet;
- restrictive copyright laws together with digital rights management
systems that “lock up” information or restrict access;
- unreasonable policies and embargo periods set by publishers on online
- excessively priced books.
What needs to be done to lift the impossible restrictions currently in place
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