As the peak body of the global consumer movement, Consumers International believes that a knowledge society can be developed only when there is access to information on all fronts. Such a society is sustainable when access to knowledge is unhampered and inclusive, promoting co-operative forms of knowledge production as the basis for innovation and creativity.
CI believes that a knowledge society can be developed only when access to knowledge is unhampered and inclusive, and that the role of consumer organisations in making this possible is vital. To this end, we have developed a concise survey of consumers designed to pinpoint where the barriers that prevent consumers from accessing knowledge lie.
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The biggest barriers that consumers face in accessing copyright works are those created by copyright law. Even so, consumers around the world will choose original copyright works over pirated copies, provided that they are available at an affordable price.