World's knowledge base should be open to all: Are you free? Australia well placed to react to UK open access initiatives
ANU academics Peter Drahos and John Braithwaite in their 2002 publication INFORMATION FEUDALISM (Earthscan) emphasised the importance of intellectual property rights in the modern knowledge economy. They took their title from the medieval period when feudalism became a system of government and the majority of the working class had to live with the arbitrariness of ultimate power. They saw the need to establish public intellectual commons to protect against knowledge monopolization imposed by...[Show more]
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