I was not familiar until recently with the acronym A2K, but this means Access To Knowledge and is a phrase used by proponents of open access. If you are interested in this area you may be interested in:
1. A mailing list Copyright & A2K Information Service(formerly Denise Nicholson's Information Service): subscribe to "Copyrightanda2kinfo - Copyright & A2K Issues" at
2. A2K network at http://a2knetwork.org/ "This is the home of Consumers International's (CI's) global projects to promote Access to Knowledge (A2K) for consumers" "CI's work on Access to Knowledge (A2K) is predicated upon the fact that intellectual property rights (IPRs) are a consumer issue, not just an issue for business." They are funded by the Ford Foundation and Open Society Institute (OSI).
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