Copyright Overview

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  • a number of options, varying in how restrictive they are, between these two positions.
  • Copyright Overview

    1. 1. Digital technologies enable a "Tinkering culture" -- a "read write rip burn culture"
    2. 3. In Our Digital World, It Is Easier to Borrow, Copy, Manipulate
    3. 4. This means it is technically easier to express ourselves in new, creative ways.
    4. 5. The Clash <ul><li>Culture as a freely flowing current of ideas and practices runs head first into culture as intellectual property </li></ul>
    5. 7. Ask permission each time Ask permission each use
    6. 8. 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>
    7. 9. How Long Does It Last? <ul><li>In 1709, copyright lasted 14 years </li></ul><ul><li>Since 1978 , the life of the author + 70 years; work-for-hire, 95 years from publication or 125 years from creation </li></ul>
    8. 10. 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>
    9. 11. 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>
    10. 12. some rights reserved no rights reserved all rights reserved
    11. 13. attribution non-commercial no derivative works
    12. 14. 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>
    13. 15. <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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