Copyright activism

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open access, intellectual property, copyright, copyleft, public domain, creative commons, access to knowledge, free culture, licensing, digital rights management (DRM), digital rights, culture flat-rate, software patents, Pirate Party, ACTA, SOPA, PROTECT IP Act, etc.

Consortiums, services, resources[edit]

  • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), launched in 2003 at Lund University, Sweden.
  • Open Library, an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. Launched 2006. An initiative of the Internet Archive.
  • OApen, online library and publication platform for humanities and social sciences monographs. Developed in 2008-2010. Based at the National Library in The Hague, The Netherlands.
  • Radical Open Access, a community of scholar-led, not-for-profit presses, journals and other open access projects; founded in 2015.
  • Humanities Commons, nonprofit network where humanities scholars can create a professional profile, discuss common interests, develop new publications, and share their work. A project of the office of scholarly communication at the Modern Language Association (MLA). Launched 2016.
  • Open Access in Media Studies, informs about and promote open access publishing in the field of media studies. Maintained and curated by Jeroen Sondervan and Jeff Pooley, and in close collaboration with the European Network for Cinema and Media Studies (NECS). Launched 2016.
  • Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB), a service of OAPEN Foundation.
  • ScholarLed Open Access Presses, launched 2018.
  • Open Access Overview by Peter Suber.

Activists, initiatives, events[edit]

Declarations, statements[edit]

Books, articles[edit]



See also[edit]

File sharing, FLOSS, Data activism, Internet activism, Commons, Digital libraries, Privacy, Open design