My work for years with OER and FOSS/FLOSS has been only because of my belief that it is definitely a way to import copyrighted knowledge into free domain for western audiences sooner or later. All professional writers and content creators know that almost every new book is a very intelligent rewritting of existing work. In western world OER is a great strategy by using creative commons to pull it to public domain but in east here, we are not enthusiastic about copyrights or creative commons. Piracy if you want to call it, is a great way to share resources among people and i truly feel this is the best possible way to share resources. Whatever explanation western world might have for revering copyrights, we here have been successful in keeping it away.
This might help in understanding view that might sound to simplistic in this comment.