The Digital Public Domain: Foundations for an Open Culture

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Digital technology has made culture more accessible than ever before. Texts, audio, pictures and video can easily be produced, disseminated, used and remixed using devices that are increasingly user-friendly and affordable. However, along with this technological democratization comes a paradoxical flipside: the norms regulating culture's use — copyright and related rights — have become increasingly restrictive. This book brings together essays by academics, librarians, entrepreneurs, activists and policy makers, who were all part of the EU-funded Communia project. Together the authors argue that the Public Domain — that is, the informational works owned by all of us, be that literature, music, the output of scientific research, educational material or public sector information — is fundamental to a healthy society. The essays range from more theoretical papers on the history of copyright and the Public Domain, to practical examples and case studies of recent projects that have engaged with the principles of Open Access and Creative Commons licensing.

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Creation Date: March 2012
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UNT Libraries
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General Collection
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Publisher Name: Open Book Publishers
Publisher Info: http://www.openbookpublishers.com/product/93
Place of Publication: Cambridge, United Kingdom
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  • Creation: March 2012
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Digital technology has made culture more accessible than ever before. Texts, audio, pictures and video can easily be produced, disseminated, used and remixed using devices that are increasingly user-friendly and affordable. However, along with this technological democratization comes a paradoxical flipside: the norms regulating culture's use — copyright and related rights — have become increasingly restrictive. This book brings together essays by academics, librarians, entrepreneurs, activists and policy makers, who were all part of the EU-funded Communia project. Together the authors argue that the Public Domain — that is, the informational works owned by all of us, be that literature, music, the output of scientific research, educational material or public sector information — is fundamental to a healthy society. The essays range from more theoretical papers on the history of copyright and the Public Domain, to practical examples and case studies of recent projects that have engaged with the principles of Open Access and Creative Commons licensing.

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xxv, 220 p.

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Keyword(s): ethical aspects of internet technology | social aspects of internet technology | Copyright Law | public domain manifesto | open knowledge | Creative Commons | rights expression language
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UNT Libraries
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General Collection
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  • ISBN: 978-1-906924-47-8
  • ISBN: 978–1-906924–75-1
  • ISBN: 978–1-906924–76-8
  • OCLC: 794060466 |
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc123530
Resource Type: Book
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