Information Societies

Technology Culture and Society

Lecture 02

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Update

Tasks in preparation for week 3

Set up your blog

Post a short piece. 200 words on one of the topics covered in the lecture.

1. Digital Rights Management and creative content. (Music, iTunes, Kindle)

2. Creative Commons licenses

3. Science Commons, IP and licenses

4. Comment on the plan for ISPs to disconnect file sharers.

Out-law on file sharing and ISPs

5. Read the Carter Report on Digital Britain, section 3 Digital Content.

Download the report for print and offline reading

Alternatively read the report and other people’s comments. The numbered paragraphs will help us keep track

writetoreply.org

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Framework: technology, culture , law, economics
Music
Apple, iTunes, Universal. Big 4, Sony, Warner, EMI. 75% share of legal
download market. iPod 15 tracks. The other 2,000?
Tech companies: Apple: not our problem, innovation vs content owners,
Common Carrier defence.
iTunes, Apple store, criticism , Steve Jobs letter big 4 restrictions, alternative
download stores, 6th Jan change.
Kindle
Language:’theft’, ‘pirate, ‘digital rights management’
DRM
DMCA
EC copyright extensions to 70 years.
Licensing
Creative Commons
Copyright and IP, patents.
Science Commons
Carter report: Digital Britain.

Licensing

Creative Commons
http://creativecommons.org/

Science Commons
http://www.sciencecommons.org/

Download An Introduction to Science Commons John Wilbanks and James Boyle

http://www.sciencecommons.org/about/

A recent presentation on Slideshare

Carter report links
Consultation
http://www.out-law.com/page-9528
http://www.out-law.com/page-9660
http://www.out-law.com/page-9654

Carter in FT ‘Copyright extension out of tune with reality’
14th December req registration
http://www.ft.com/

Digital Britain report
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7858498.stm
Summary
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7858062.stm
Download the report
http://www.culture.gov.uk/images/publications/digital_britain_interimreportjan09.pdf

Reactions
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7858946.stm
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2009/feb/02/digital-britian-report

Out-law on file sharing and ISPs
http://www.out-law.com/page-9750

Written by iconpartnership

February 4, 2009 at 11:57 am

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  1. i was not around as i have said in lecture one

    veneriziki

    February 22, 2009 at 5:03 pm


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