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Unformatted text preview: rights” of creators = + creates Markets-Acknowledges rights of the public by preserving: Public domain and “Fair Use”-Over time, copyright duration has expanded. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Copyright_term.svg 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 Culture! 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 04/15/2009 for the course COMM 397M taught by Professor Fuentes during the Spring '08 term at UMass (Amherst).
- Spring '08