class11 - Read/Write Read Only POWER USERS & AMATEURS...

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    Access vs. Control in Cultural  Production:  RO Culture & RW Culture
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    Test prep! Extra office hours: Machmer 308: Tuesday 4-6 pm; Wed 3-5 pm Review session on TU, March 10th Questions and concepts from your review sheets Exam TH, March 12th 30 multiple-choice questions 2 open-ended questions
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    Control of Digital Spaces   How can we better understand issues of power in digital environments? How are power & control exerted online? QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture.
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    Information is inherently a public good but… Who pays for the production of information and culture? Copyrights as a balancing system that Supports production of culture by recognizing intellectual “property rights” of creators = + creates Markets Acknowledges rights of the public by preserving: Public QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture.
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    Reframing the issue: “Public  participation in cultural production”
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Unformatted text preview: Read/Write Read Only POWER USERS & AMATEURS CONSUMERS Convergent Media as a Mediascape Digitization Multiple social uses/ Production capabilities Media concentration & cooperation Current issues of the Copyright System Regulators control digital technologies by regulating “code” (ex: Copyright Term Extension Act), expanding rights of owners of information Industry employs Digital Rights Management (DRM) technologies CRIMINALIZATION OF AMATEUR ! QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this pic QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this Amateur culture as “Public culture” Why is it important? Culture in the public domain can be shared It drives creativity, innovation and acts as an input for economic production of cultural production It enables cultural and political expression It supports the rights of users as producers of media messages...
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This note was uploaded on 04/13/2009 for the course COMM 397M taught by Professor Fuentes during the Spring '08 term at UMass (Amherst).

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