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dc.contributor.advisorLawson, Charles
dc.contributor.advisorWiseman, Leanne
dc.contributor.authorTalagala, Chamila Susirendra
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-23T02:28:38Z
dc.date.available2018-01-23T02:28:38Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.doi10.25904/1912/2405
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/366334
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines the relationship between copyright law and translation, and the impact that this has on promoting access to scientific and technical knowledge in developing countries. For this purpose, Sri Lanka is taken as a case study. The thesis argues that the translation of scientific and technical books and learning materials (which are often copyright protected), and the publication of these translations in large quantities in a timely and affordable manner, is crucially important in promoting access to scientific and technical knowledge in Sri Lanka. However, the copyright law of Sri Lanka is an impediment to the timely and affordable translation of copyright protected scientific and technical books and learning materials and the publication of translations in large quantities. This is because copyright owners’ translation rights, as protected by the copyright law of Sri Lanka, can prevent the translation of these works – or, at least, increase the expenses involved in translation and the time that must be expended in its pursuit. This thesis identifies four main interrelated factors that have contributed to the inimical relationship between copyright law and the timely and affordable translation of scientific and technical books and learning materials in Sri Lanka. They are: colonisation; international copyright law; the trade interests of Sri Lanka; and the lack of expertise and general lack of awareness surrounding copyright law in Sri Lanka.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherGriffith University
dc.publisher.placeBrisbane
dc.rights.copyrightThe author owns the copyright in this thesis, unless stated otherwise.
dc.subject.keywordsScientific knowledge, Sri Lanka
dc.subject.keywordsTechnical knowledge, Sre Lanka
dc.subject.keywordsCopyright and translation, Sri Lanka
dc.subject.keywordsAccess to educational materials, Sri Lanka
dc.titleCopyright, Translation and Access to Scientific and Technical Knowledge: A Developing Country Perspective
dc.typeGriffith thesis
dc.date.embargoEnd2018
gro.facultyArts, Education and Law
gro.rights.copyrightThe author owns the copyright in this thesis, unless stated otherwise.
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dc.contributor.otheradvisorSherman, Brad
gro.identifier.gurtIDgu1488934771982
gro.thesis.degreelevelThesis (PhD Doctorate)
gro.thesis.degreeprogramDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)
gro.departmentGriffith Law School
gro.griffith.authorTalagala, Chamila S.


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