Open access and the academy: an analysis of some salient copyright and related legal interfaces

Wilson, Kenneth (2019) Open access and the academy: an analysis of some salient copyright and related legal interfaces. MPhil thesis, University of Nottingham.

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Abstract

This thesis offers an holistic approach to Open Access from a legal perspective. It does so by examining a series of interfaces between Open Access, law (especially but not exclusively copyright law), legal concepts and the Academy.

It addresses a number of Conceptual, Management, Compliance and Enforcement issues employing elements of Doctrinal, Theoretical, Historical, Comparative and Interdisciplinary methodologies.

The thesis frames its enquiry within a basic research question: Are copyright law and related legal concepts beneficial or disadvantageous in the implementation of OA across the Academy?

Its findings highlight a range of beneficial contributions of law and legal concepts to Open Access.

Finally it offers a series of suggestions and recommendations for driving forward better Open Access.

Item Type: Thesis (University of Nottingham only) (MPhil)
Supervisors: Derclaye, Estelle
Torremans, Paul
Keywords: Open Access; Academy; Copyright and related Legal Interfaces
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher education
Faculties/Schools: UK Campuses > Faculty of Social Sciences, Law and Education > School of Law
Item ID: 55954
Depositing User: Wilson, Kenneth
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2019 13:32
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2019 13:32
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/55954

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