The development of Internet and quasi-monopolistic market position of publishers dictating prices and limiting access to scientific, educational and cultural publications, as well as restricted budget possibilities of public institutions responsible for popularization of scientific studies results are the key prerequisites for launching Open Access initiative. Information and knowledge have the characteristic of common good, which ought to be available for everyone. In the study, the author considers the issue of reconfiguration of copyright in such way that it was more adequate for cyber era and at the same time - not deprive authors of all the due protection.
Financed by the National Centre for Research and Development under grant No. SP/I/1/77065/10 by the strategic scientific research and experimental development program:
SYNAT - “Interdisciplinary System for Interactive Scientific and Scientific-Technical Information”.