Access to Knowledge (A2K) is
|“||a movement with the objective of ensuring more equitable access to our society’s creative and scientific output.||”|
|“||the right to receive, but also to participate in the creation, manipulation and extension of information, tools, inventions, literature, scholarship, art, popular media and other expressions of human inquiry and understanding.||”|
Included in its agenda is the reform of copyright and patent law, but also the promotion of alternatives to intellectual property for the protection of creativity and innovation — for example, Creative Commons licensing and innovation prizes.
Access to knowledge refers to four different things:
- This page uses content from "Access to Knowledge: A Guide for Everyone," Glossary (Frederick Norohna & Jeremy Malcolm 2010). This entry is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License (CC-BY-SA).