Wikiwars

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Wikiwars

  1. 1. The Globalisation of “Open” Is Creative Commons the right strategy for governing the ownership and distribution of Wikipedia?
  2. 2. cc is a political artifact
  3. 3. What things regulate Lessig ‘Code’
  4. 4. + litigious rule of law well est. strong enforcement local demand accessible legal system - weak enforcement weak compliance inaccessible legal system ltd law-making expertise foreign demand
  5. 5. + + litigious skilled architects rule of law well est. breaking the code doesn’t strong enforcement result in a loss local demand local support accessible legal system - - lack of skilled architects weak enforcement it is easy and cheap to weak compliance break the code and this inaccessible legal system results in a loss ltd law-making expertise foreign demand
  6. 6. + competition high demand + + litigious skilled architects rule of law well est. breaking the code doesn’t strong enforcement result in a loss local demand local support accessible legal system - - lack of skilled architects weak enforcement it is easy and cheap to weak compliance break the code and this inaccessible legal system results in a loss ltd law-making expertise foreign demand
  7. 7. + - competition lack of competition high demand low demand + + litigious skilled architects rule of law well est. breaking the code doesn’t strong enforcement result in a loss local demand local support accessible legal system - - lack of skilled architects weak enforcement it is easy and cheap to weak compliance break the code and this inaccessible legal system results in a loss ltd law-making expertise foreign demand
  8. 8. + - competition lack of competition high demand low demand + + litigious skilled architects rule of law well est. breaking the code doesn’t strong enforcement result in a loss local demand local support accessible legal system - - lack of skilled architects weak enforcement it is easy and cheap to weak compliance break the code and this inaccessible legal system results in a loss ltd law-making expertise foreign demand + large, well-developed, diverse, informed community
  9. 9. + - competition lack of competition high demand low demand + + litigious skilled architects rule of law well est. breaking the code doesn’t strong enforcement result in a loss local demand local support accessible legal system - - lack of skilled architects weak enforcement it is easy and cheap to weak compliance break the code and this inaccessible legal system results in a loss ltd law-making expertise foreign demand + - large, well-developed, small, uninformed, diverse, informed community homogenous community
  10. 10. Ecosystems that facilitate sharing ‘free’ Flickr’s ‘Share this’ public domain Bloggers, Twitter, science
  11. 11. Sharing among some, restriction of others ‘free’ Flickr’s ‘Share this’ CC Bloggers, Twitter, science
  12. 12. Governance • representation; • resource distribution; • < formalisation; • i.e. having less and less room to do radical reformation when it is most necessary to do so.
  13. 13. What are we choosing when we choose CC? • reinforce copyright law • reinforce commodification of culture • reinforce lawyers’ power • reinforce global disparities • adopt a system that has developed as far as it will?
  14. 14. choice

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