The Subtle Inequalities of Copyright

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Citation: Philip G. Altbach (1996) The Subtle Inequalities of Copyright.

doi: 10.1300/J101v08n15_03 Wikidata: Q58553154



Wealthy copyright holders and wealthy nations control copyright and thus access to knowledge in books, reinforced by treaties and by other industries such as audiovisual and computer software keen to restrict their works. Western copyright interests have a responsibility to find ways to make books accessible to have-nots and make trade not only one-way, and can do this at relatively little short term financial impact, but a sound long-term strategy.