Ownership of web content


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This presentation is designed to accompany Calder High's "Modern bridges, connectivity in the C21st" day on 1st July 2010.

The central question for the day is "Is the Internet a force for good", but I'll be focussing on one particular area - the ownership of content.

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Ownership of web content

  1. 1. ownership of web content modern bridges, connectivity in the C21st: is the internet a force for good? Thursday, 15 July 2010
  2. 2. hello :) imran ali - chief everything officer we think about “emerging technologies”… helping people understand the future…(and inventing little pieces of it) Thursday, 15 July 2010
  3. 3. keeping the conversation going… facebook group 5x central questions keeping discussions alive, before & after Thursday, 15 July 2010
  4. 4. our discussions… I. does copyright matter anymore? II. public content: does it belong to you or the government? III.rules for remixing… IV.who owns google, facebook & youtube V.“all of us are smarter than one of us” Thursday, 15 July 2010
  5. 5. does copyright matter anymore? making copies no longer costs anything. one copy of a digital movie costs the same as a 1m copies. should creators focus on making things that’re unique & *can't* be copied… live gigs, merchandising, IMAX, 3D? Thursday, 15 July 2010
  6. 6. public content: yours or the govt’s? our govts own an incredible amount of data about us & our society... healthcare, CCTV, traffic, crime data, maps, mp expenses, govt budgets, parliament records in many cases, this isn't easily available…if at all. great examples of public content: http://www.theyworkforyou.com http://www.nycbigapps.com/application-gallery should we expect to own this or trust govt without question? Thursday, 15 July 2010
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  8. 8. rules for remixing… when content’s digital, can be broken down & made into something new iPods and MP3s let us remix how we listen to and share music. BitTorrent, Tivo, iPlayer and Sky+ let us remix the way we watch TV and movies. Wikipedia remixed the boring old encyclopedia. Kindle, iPad are changing the way we read books and magazines. Indeed, soon we'll be able to remix DNA! what're the rules for remixing? how can a creator of content set some rules that allow remixing, but also give them some reward? Thursday, 15 July 2010
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  10. 10. who owns google, facebook & youtube a simple question? google, facebook & youtube are all companies right? all are profitable with the contributions that YOU make should share their profits with the users that contribute? Thursday, 15 July 2010
  11. 11. “all of us are smarter than one of us” helping people share ideas and collaborate writing some software planning an event sharing some video on YouTube. "participatory culture" & "architectures of participation anyone can take part in anything... what are the upsides & downsides of this kind of capability? Thursday, 15 July 2010
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  14. 14. thank you :) email imran@ali.name twitter @imran web www.imranali.name Thursday, 15 July 2010