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ACA2K Book

aca2k bookAccess to Knowledge in Africa: The Role of Copyright, a book outlining the ACA2K research results and published by UCT Press under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 South Africa license, is freely available online. Here are downloadable PDFs of individual chapters and the entire book:

Acknowledgments, Contributors, Foreword
Chapter 1: Intro | Chapter 2: Egypt | Chapter 3: Ghana | Chapter 4: Kenya
Chapter 5: Morocco | Chapter 6: Mozambique | Chapter 7: Senegal
Chapter 8: South Africa | Chapter 9: Uganda
Chapter 10: Summary & Conclusions | Afterword | Index

Download of the entire book.
Click here for information on how to buy a hard copy from UCT Press.

L'accès-au-savoir-en-Afrique-le-rôle-du-droit-d’auteur (français)

Research Methodology

The ACA2K in-country research methodology had two main components: a doctrinal review and impact assessment interviews. By combining the findings from these two research components, supplemented by a secondary literature review, ACA2K researchers were able to generate a picture of each study country's 'copyright environment' (the interaction between laws and practice).

Methodology Guide | Guide méthodologique (français) | Guia de Metodologia (Português) | Methodology Guide (Arabic)


Research Reports

Cliquez ici pour voir les Rapports de recherche en français

  • Country Reports

Each ACA2K country research team prepared a Country Report outlining the findings of the doctrinal review and impact assessment interviews (as specified in the ACA2K Methodology Guide).

Egypt | Ghana | Kenya | Morocco | Mozambique Moçambique (Português)Senegal | South Africa | Uganda

  • Executive Policy Briefs
As well as preparing a Country Report based on research results, each ACA2K country team prepared an Executive Policy Brief to highlight key findings and the legal, regulatory and policy recommendations that emerged from these findings.

Egypt | Ghana | Kenya | Morocco | MozambiqueMoçambique (Português)Senegal | South Africa | Uganda

  • Comparative Review

The project also generated a Comparative Review report looking at research findings across the ACA2K study countries and making recommendations for possible ways forward.

Comparative Review: Copyright and Access to Knowledge in Eight African Countries

Análise Comparativa: Direitos de Autor e Acesso ao Conhecimento em Oito Países Africanos (Português)


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