Node.London Reader II (2009)

8 May 2012, dusan

The NODE.London Reader II projects a critical context around the Season of Media Arts in London, March 2008. NODE.London (Networked, Open, Distributed, Events. London) is a voluntary network of people, organisations and projects sharing and developing the infrastructure for media arts and related activities in London and beyond. This reader revisits debates on media arts and activism, collaborative practices and organisation and the political economy of media economics. It includes contributions from Ruth Catlow, Marc Garrett, Anna Colin, Julie Freeman, Matthew Fuller, Usman Haque, Jamie King, Armin Medosch, Jonas Andersson, Toni Prug, Adnan Hadzi, Cinzia Cremona and Petra Bauer. Edited by Mia Jankowicz, Anna Colin, Adnan Hadzi and Jonas Andersson.

Edited by Anna Colin, Mia Jankowicz, Adnan Hadzi and Jonas Andersson
Publisher NODE.London, with Openmute Press, London, 2009
ISBN 9781906496333
Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 England & Wales Licence
168 pages

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Melanie Dulong de Rosnay, Juan Carlos De Martin (eds.): The Digital Public Domain: Foundations for an Open Culture (2012)

14 April 2012, dusan

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 flipside: 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 the history of copyright and 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 book is essential reading for anyone interested in the current debate about copyright and the Internet. It opens up discussion and offers practical solutions to the difficult question of the regulation of culture at the digital age.

With a foreword by Charles R. Nelson
Publisher Open Book Publishers, Cambridge, UK, 2012
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license
ISBN 978–1-906924–46-1
220 pages



.dpi Journal, No. 22: Free Culture (2011) [French/English]

21 February 2012, dusan

.dpi is an alternative forum for discourse and creation, on the subject of women, media and technological landscapes.

“Against recurrent and rhetorical assaults from the “creative” industries and governments that claim loud and clear that copyrights and intellectual property are the saving grace of culture, some creators diffuse their work and reuse, reinvent and revolt themself and play. They claim free culture as both movement and public discourse – a discourse that is multilingual.

Extension of the public domain, prism of freedom, translation of a universe or restoration of a natural state – can free culture interpret itself freely? What makes it culture? What freedom does it embody? What is it fighting for? What materials is it using and what relationships is it building on?

Dpi22 Free Culture offers a number of propositions that are sometimes at odds, tensing against one another. Throughout the issue, they act as dialogue from the artists-thinkers of this culture and freedom and showcase a virulent dynamic.” (from Editorial)

With articles by Nancy Mauro-Flude, Britt Wray, Aymeric Mansoux, Dragana Zarevska, Yasna Dimitrovska.
Artworks by Sarah Boothroyd, Pascale Gustin

Guest Editor-in-Chief: Anne Goldenberg
Coordinator: Ximena Holuigue
Editorial Team: Christina Haralanova, Liza Petiteau, Deanna Radford, Dina Vescio
Publisher: Studio XX, November 2011
ISSN 1712-9486

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EFF: Teaching Copyright (2009)

13 December 2011, dusan

There’s a lot of misinformation out there about legal rights and responsibilities in the digital era.
This is especially disconcerting when it comes to information being shared with youth. Kids and teens are bombarded with messages from a myriad of sources that using new technology is high-risk behavior. Downloading music is compared to stealing a bicycle — even though many downloads are lawful. Making videos using short clips from other sources is treated as probably illegal — even though many such videos are also lawful.

This misinformation is harmful, because it discourages kids and teens from following their natural inclination to be innovative and inquisitive. The innovators, artists and voters of tomorrow need to know that copyright law restricts many activities but also permits many others. And they need to know the positive steps they can take to protect themselves in the digital sphere. In short, youth don’t need more intimidation — what they need is solid, accurate information.

EFF’s Teaching Copyright curriculum was created to help teachers present the laws surrounding digital rights in a balanced way.

Teaching Copyright provides lessons and ideas for opening your classroom up to discussion, letting your students express their ideas and concerns, and then guiding your students toward an understanding of the boundaries of copyright law.

Published by Electronic Frontier Foundation, May 2009
Creative Commons Attribution license 3.0 US

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OVO magazine, No. 1-20 (1987-2011)

9 December 2011, dusan

OVO is a magazine published on an irregular basis introducing new works to the public domain. Issues are available in electronic form free of charge, printed editions at a nominal fee.

Edited and published by Trevor Blake, Portland, Oregon


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