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The Digital Public Domain

Dulong de Rosnay, Melanie (ed.) and De Martin, Juan Carlos (ed.) (2012) The Digital Public Domain. : Foundations for an Open Culture. University of Groningen, Cambridge, UK. ISBN 9781906924454 (pbk), 9781906924478 (pdf)

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Digital technology has made culture more accessible than ever before. Texts, audio, pictures and video can easily be produced, disseminated, used and remixed using devices that are increasingly user-friendly and affordable. However, along with this technological democratization comes a paradoxical fiipside: the norms regulating culture's use - copyright and related rights - have become increasingly restrictive. This book brings together essays by academics, librarians, entrepreneurs, activists and policy makers, who were all part of the EU-funded Communia project. Together the authors argue that the public domain - that is, the informational works owned by all of us, be that literature, music, the output of scientific research, educational material or public sector information - is fundamental to a healthy society. The essays range from more theoretical papers on copyright and the history of the public domain, to practical examples and case studies of recent projects that have engaged with the principles of Open Access and Creative Commons licensing. The Digital Public Domain opens up discussion and offers practical solutions to the difficult question of the regulation of culture in the digital age. This book is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license. The entire work is available to read and download for free on the publisher's website. Paperback, hardback and ebook editions, together with supplementary digital material, can also be found here:

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: open access, copyrights, digital public domain, creative commons licensing
ISBN: 9781906924454 (pbk), 9781906924478 (pdf)
Series Name: 0
Language: English
Publisher: University of Groningen
Place of Publication: Cambridge, UK
Status: Published
Uncontrolled Keywords: open access, copyrights, digital public domain, creative commons licensing
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2020 10:46
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2020 10:46

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