The Digital Public Domain: Foundations for an Open Culture Metadata

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  • Main Title The Digital Public Domain: Foundations for an Open Culture


  • Editor: De Rosnay, Mélanie Dulong
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Editor: De Martin, Juan Carlos
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Illustrator: Coleman, John Pryere
    Contributor Type: Personal


  • Name: Open Book Publishers
    Place of Publication: Cambridge, United Kingdom
    Additional Info:


  • Creation: 2012-03


  • English


  • Content Description: 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.
  • Physical Description: xxv, 220 p.


  • Keyword: ethical aspects of internet technology
  • Keyword: social aspects of internet technology
  • Keyword: Copyright Law
  • Keyword: public domain manifesto
  • Keyword: open knowledge
  • Keyword: Creative Commons
  • Keyword: rights expression language


  • Name: General Collection
    Code: UNTGC


  • Name: UNT Libraries
    Code: UNT


  • Rights Access: public
  • Rights License: by

Resource Type

  • Book


  • Text


  • ISBN: 978-1-906924-47-8
  • ISBN: 978–1-906924–75-1
  • ISBN: 978–1-906924–76-8
  • OCLC: 794060466
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc123530


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  • Display Note: Metadata created on 2012-12-07