Access to knowledge is not enjoyed equally across the world. The current copyright system poses obstacles for those who learn, teach, research, create, preserve or seek to enjoy the world’s cultural heritage.

The A2K Coalition calls for a fair and balanced international copyright system that is underpinned by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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Copyright exceptions 

across the world are often 

not fit-for-purpose.

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This map shows the status of copyright exceptions for key activities related to education, research and cultural heritage.





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Access to knowledge is key to the Right to Education. Educators and students rely on fair copyright to choose and adapt materials for teaching and learning. Overly restrictive and outdated copyright exceptions undermine quality teaching and learning. Copyright needs to ...

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Access to knowledge is essential to the Right to Research. Researchers and their audiences rely on fair copyright to receive and impart information and to share in scientific advancement and its benefits. Overly restrictive copyright laws impede the full participation i...

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Cultural Heritage
Access to knowledge is a core mission of libraries, archives, and museums. They rely on fair copyright to preserve and give access to cultural and scientific heritage for the benefit of all, now and in the future. Overly restrictive and outdated copyright exceptions und...

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