This volume features chapters on current issues facing intellectual property, innovation and development policy, from the Egyptian perspective. Each chapter is authored by inter-disciplinary scholars affiliated to the American University in Cairo, and examines a policy area that significantly impacts access to knowledge. These include: information and communications technology for development, copyright and comparative business models in music, free and open source software, patent reform and access to medicines, and the role of the Egyptian government in promoting access to knowledge internationally and domestically. Together these chapters offer an overview of the challenges and opportunities facing efforts to promote access to knowledge. Combining both theoretical and pragmatic approaches, the work will be of interest to scholars and practitioners dealing with intellectual property and innovation property the world over.