ENSURING ACCESS TO INFORMATION : A LIBRARIAN'S DILEMMA

Vyva Victoria M. Aguirre

Abstract


Shows the problem of librarians in creating the balance between upholding the right to access information and intellectual property rights. Discusses the concept of authorship as it affects understanding of copyright and related rights. Shows the reasons and the manner by which copyright protection serves as a barrier to access. Presents what has been done to mitigate the effects of this barrier brought about by copyright to access of information.

Keywords


right to information; right of access to information; copyright; copyleft; open access; photocopying; fair use

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