Jack Balkin has posted his opening remarks at the Access to Knowledge conference at Yale Law School. In them, he makes three points about the theory of access to knowledge:
First, Access to Knowledge is a demand of justice.
Second, Access to Knowledge is both an issue of economic development and an issue of individual participation and human liberty.
Third, Access to Knowledge is about intellectual property, but it is also about far more than that.
Continue reading his talk here. Other conference panels will be blogged about here, and you might also find the conference wiki helpful for more notes, background readings, etc.