The OAK Law Project

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The Open Access to Knowledge Law (OAK Law) Project ran from 2005 until the end of 2009. The project's central aim was to facilitate seamless access to knowledge in order to improve the social, economic and cultural outcomes from public sector investments in education and research. It focused on how legal rights (especially copyright) can be best managed to facilitate greater access to and dissemination of research and knowledge outcomes such as journal articles, conference papers and monographs. The OAK Law project worked closely with academic authors, publishers and university librarians on issues relating to intellectual property management, publishing contracts and open access repositories.

The OAK Law Project produced several reports, guides and publications that were circulated internationally and which continue to be relevant and useful to researchers, authors, librarians and publishers who are grappling with open access legal and policy issues. All publications are available under Creative Commons licences and are available for free download from the QUT ePrints repository.

The OAK Law Project's most popular publications include:

All OAK Law Project publications can be accessed from the reports link in the left-hand side bar and from the QUT ePrints repository.