Empowerment or Destruction: copyright & creative commonsPresentation Transcript
Empowerment or destruction?
Copyright, Creative Commons & Technology
Post och Inrikes Tidningar (1645)
Haarlems Dagblad (1656)
Lets all blame technology!
politics, economics, law, society…
User generated content
“ the real consequence of the Web 2.0 revolution is less culture, less reliable news, and a chaos of useless information.” p. 16
“ this celebration of the amateur is having a corroding effect on the truth accuracy, and reliability of the information we get.” p. 63
What is an amateur?
But first technological change – why it matters
Beating time & Geography, killing memory
Plato – The phaedrus (370 BC)
“… you give your disciples not truth, but only the semblance of truth; they will be hearers of many things and will have learned nothing; they will appear to be omniscient and will generally know nothing; they will be tiresome company, having the show of wisdom without the reality.”
Game changer: communication
Digitalization Connectivity Storage Devices
Flickr 2000 2001 2002 2003 2005 2004 2006 Wikipedia Linkedin Blogger 1999 Second Life My Space Skype Digg Facebook Ning YouTube Twitter Spotify Google c:a 1998 2008 2007 2009 Farmville iphone Wikileaks Angry Birds
Theoretical rights become inevitable practice
Copyright is all about fixation
I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it. Voltaire
Technology 300 years ago…
Modern copyright law is fixed in the 1950s
“ These are not the norms you’re looking for”
Statute of anne 1710
2 dominant myths
1. No cash , No Creation 2. Everything Is property
EMPIRICAL proof cash NOT A REQUIREMENT FOR CREATION…
But geeks are different?
PROVED STALLMAN ’ S IDEAS SCALED & APPLIED TO NON-SPECIALIST GROUPS
And still we cling to the economic & creative myth
Amateurs killing… what?
business models die
Focus on crime, not creation
Suddenly copyright is a barrier to creation…
What to do?
“ The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers”
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Sharing is caring
Swedish heritage board
Two years later
How to License
Empowerment or destruction?
The genie is out of the bottle
Old models die
Elitism is a form of protectionism
When reality changes: Adapt or die
All images from www.flickr.com (unless specifically stated)
Image & licensing info in the notes section of slides
Presentation licensed: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
The presentation can be downloaded from: www.slideshare.net/klang
More information about me: www.techrisk.se & www.digital-rights.net
Mathias Klang. [email_address] or @klang67
Israel 2011: TA 3560/09, 3561/09, Avi Re'uveni v. Mapa inc.
Belgium 2010: 09-1684-A (Lichôdmapwa v. L'asbl Festival de Theatre de Spa)