Copyright in an academic library context: Part 2
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It would be unfair (and largely incorrect) to say that the concept of a knowledge ‘commons' is a product of the information age – sharing of and access to information and knowledge have always been foundational principles in organisations like libraries and universities. However, the rise of the internet has certainly provided impetus to the idea, and brought the commons to the people. Access to information need no longer be mediated by institutions or academies. Anyone with access to the internet has a means to engage with and reiterate information from its source, and to generate and disseminate new information and content of their own.
Rother, K. 2014-06. Copyright in an academic library context: Part 2. Other. University of Cape Town. OpenUCT.