Open access and the academy: an analysis of some salient copyright and related legal interfaces - Nottingham ePrints
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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.