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==Introduction==
 
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=Introduction=
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The A2K movement coalesced around the fight for a new A2K Treaty, part of the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) development agenda.
 
The A2K movement coalesced around the fight for a new A2K Treaty, part of the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) development agenda.
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[http://www.ip-watch.org/weblog/index.php?p=290&res=1024_ff&print=0]
 
[http://www.ip-watch.org/weblog/index.php?p=290&res=1024_ff&print=0]
   
 
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==Interview==
=Interview=
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From a 2011 interview with Vera Franz:
 
From a 2011 interview with Vera Franz:
 
   
 
'''"What is the A2K movement, and what issues do its members seek to address?'''
 
'''"What is the A2K movement, and what issues do its members seek to address?'''
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The A2K movement set out to address these problems, and people were inspired because intellectual property rights are an integral part of our lives—they affect everything from the availability and price of textbooks, scientific journals, software and medicines to innovation in different fields of technology, as well as free communication on the Internet. Ultimately, intellectual property rights shape the economic, social and political development of every open society and it’s too important to leave the decisions about the form of our IP rules to a few vested interests.
 
The A2K movement set out to address these problems, and people were inspired because intellectual property rights are an integral part of our lives—they affect everything from the availability and price of textbooks, scientific journals, software and medicines to innovation in different fields of technology, as well as free communication on the Internet. Ultimately, intellectual property rights shape the economic, social and political development of every open society and it’s too important to leave the decisions about the form of our IP rules to a few vested interests.
 
   
 
'''What are some of the most notable accomplishments of the A2K movement so far?'''
 
'''What are some of the most notable accomplishments of the A2K movement so far?'''
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Another challenge is the ever more aggressive enforcement agenda. Proposals here include pervasive surveillance of everybody’s internet traffic coupled with the threat of disconnection of alleged copyright infringers from the internet—such measures violate basic standards of due process, free expression and privacy. In fact, the A2K struggle has become a struggle for the protection of our human rights online. These aggressive enforcement proposals are not the right way to address infringement. As they are often ineffective, we need to instead think more creatively about business models that combine profit with openness, but also finally arrange for a global licensing regime that will allow people to access works legally and hence ensure compensation for creators.
 
Another challenge is the ever more aggressive enforcement agenda. Proposals here include pervasive surveillance of everybody’s internet traffic coupled with the threat of disconnection of alleged copyright infringers from the internet—such measures violate basic standards of due process, free expression and privacy. In fact, the A2K struggle has become a struggle for the protection of our human rights online. These aggressive enforcement proposals are not the right way to address infringement. As they are often ineffective, we need to instead think more creatively about business models that combine profit with openness, but also finally arrange for a global licensing regime that will allow people to access works legally and hence ensure compensation for creators.
 
   
 
'''Given the movement's diversity and its wide variety of approaches, are there any tensions within the movement?'''
 
'''Given the movement's diversity and its wide variety of approaches, are there any tensions within the movement?'''
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(http://blog.soros.org/2011/02/the-rise-of-the-access-to-knowledge-movement-an-interview-with-vera-franz/)
 
(http://blog.soros.org/2011/02/the-rise-of-the-access-to-knowledge-movement-an-interview-with-vera-franz/)
   
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==More Information==
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* [[A2K Access to Knowledge]] for the concept
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* Two books on [[Access to Knowledge]]
   
 
[[Category:Movements]]
 
[[Category:Movements]]
   
 
[[Category:IP]]
 
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