Copyright and Ethics In The Digital Age <ul><li>COM495 Kathy E. Gill </li></ul>
Framing Web 2.0 Technologies
<ul><li>Technologies change how we interact with (digital) cultural objects.  </li></ul><ul><li>We are no longer merely a ...
This is a shift from the late 20th century model:
 
In Our Digital World, It Is Easier to Borrow, Copy, Manipulate
This means it is technically easier to express ourselves in new, creative ways.
The Clash <ul><li>Culture as a freely flowing current of ideas and practices runs head first into culture as intellectual ...
 
Ask  permission   each time Ask  permission   each use
Framing <ul><li>A 10-minute explanation of copyright … using words from one of the largest (and most aggressive) copyright...
Terms: Copyright <ul><li>Copyright law protects  “creative and expressive works” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Automatic (do not h...
How Long Does It Last? <ul><li>In 1709,  copyright lasted 14 years </li></ul><ul><li>Since 1978 copyright lasts for either...
Controversy <ul><li>Copyright purpose is to  “ promote the progress of science and the useful arts ” … and the duration fo...
Terms: Public Domain <ul><ul><li>When the copyright term expires, works revert to public domain. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><l...
some rights reserved no rights reserved all rights reserved
attribution non-commercial no derivative works
Ethics <ul><li>Value system by which a person determines what is right or wrong </li></ul><ul><li>For bloggers: </li></ul>...
Digital technologies enable a &quot;Tinkering culture&quot; -- a &quot;read write rip burn culture&quot;
The legal system has not yet caught up with technology.
Sources <ul><li>Copyright, Fair Use & The Evolution of Creative Commons:  http://www.slideshare.net/cliotech/copyright-the...
<ul><li>Kathy E. Gill </li></ul><ul><li>http://wiredpen.com  and  http://faculty.washington.edu </li></ul><ul><li>@kegill ...
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  • http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/documentary-film-program/film/a-fair-y-use-tale
  • a number of options, varying in how restrictive they are, between these two positions.
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    1. 1. Copyright and Ethics In The Digital Age <ul><li>COM495 Kathy E. Gill </li></ul>
    2. 2. Framing Web 2.0 Technologies
    3. 3. <ul><li>Technologies change how we interact with (digital) cultural objects. </li></ul><ul><li>We are no longer merely a consumer; we can also be a producer. </li></ul>
    4. 4. This is a shift from the late 20th century model:
    5. 6. In Our Digital World, It Is Easier to Borrow, Copy, Manipulate
    6. 7. This means it is technically easier to express ourselves in new, creative ways.
    7. 8. The Clash <ul><li>Culture as a freely flowing current of ideas and practices runs head first into culture as intellectual property </li></ul>
    8. 10. Ask permission each time Ask permission each use
    9. 11. Framing <ul><li>A 10-minute explanation of copyright … using words from one of the largest (and most aggressive) copyright owners in the world </li></ul>
    10. 12. Terms: Copyright <ul><li>Copyright law protects “creative and expressive works” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Automatic (do not have to file, register) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scope: http://copyright.gov/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Does not extend to ideas or facts </li></ul></ul>
    11. 13. How Long Does It Last? <ul><li>In 1709, copyright lasted 14 years </li></ul><ul><li>Since 1978 copyright lasts for either the life of the author + 70 years or, in the case of work-for-hire , 95 years from publication or </li></ul><ul><li>125 years from creation </li></ul>
    12. 14. Controversy <ul><li>Copyright purpose is to “ promote the progress of science and the useful arts ” … and the duration for exclusivity is to be “ limited ” … - US Constitution </li></ul>
    13. 15. Terms: Public Domain <ul><ul><li>When the copyright term expires, works revert to public domain. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The copyright holder may dedicate works to the public domain; eg, works funded by the US Government. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PD works are freely available for use by anyone for anything. </li></ul></ul>
    14. 16. some rights reserved no rights reserved all rights reserved
    15. 17. attribution non-commercial no derivative works
    16. 18. Ethics <ul><li>Value system by which a person determines what is right or wrong </li></ul><ul><li>For bloggers: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Be honest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be transparent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Credit others </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Respect position of opponents </li></ul></ul>
    17. 19. Digital technologies enable a &quot;Tinkering culture&quot; -- a &quot;read write rip burn culture&quot;
    18. 20. The legal system has not yet caught up with technology.
    19. 21. Sources <ul><li>Copyright, Fair Use & The Evolution of Creative Commons: http://www.slideshare.net/cliotech/copyright-the-evolution-of-creative-commonshttp:/www.slideshare.net/cliotech/copyright-the-evolution-of-creative-commons </li></ul><ul><li>Copyright and Options for Creative Practitioners: http://www.slideshare.net/creativecommonsaustralia/creative-copyright-copyright-and-options-for-creative-practitioners </li></ul><ul><li>A Fair(y) Use Tale: http://youtube.com/watch?v=CJn_jC4FNDo </li></ul><ul><li>Image: Consume. Be silent. Die. (unknown) </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 Image (1): http://joevans.pbwiki.com/Web+2+Point+O+Tools </li></ul>
    20. 22. <ul><li>Kathy E. Gill </li></ul><ul><li>http://wiredpen.com and http://faculty.washington.edu </li></ul><ul><li>@kegill </li></ul><ul><li>Some Rights Reserved: </li></ul>
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