Location

Center for British and Irish Studies, Norlin Library M549

Start Date

20-10-2015 11:00 AM

End Date

20-10-2015 12:00 PM

Description

Digital technology has transformed everyday creativity, giving everyone with an Internet connection and a “share” button the tools to be content producers. However, along with freedom of dissemination and ease of content re-use, issues of copyright become complex. The same laws that help to cultivate creativity by protecting ownership and incentives can also chill creativity by constraining re-use and access. In this talk I discuss case studies of creative remix and critique in the context of traditional copyright laws, explaining the power of fair use tempered by the challenges that content creators can face. I also present Creative Commons as a paradigm within copyright that has transformed modes of openness and in doing so allowed for new forms and scales of creativity and innovation.

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About the author:

Dr. Casey Fiesler is an assistant professor in the Department of Information Science at CU. Armed with a PhD in Human-Centered Computing from Georgia Tech and a JD from Vanderbilt Law School, she studies the role of law in socio-technical systems, with a focus on copyright in online creative communities. Also interested in copyright advocacy, she has interned for Creative Commons and sits on the legal committee of the Organization for Transformative Works. She is also a published science fiction writer and occasional remixer, most notable being her feminist remix of the book Barbie: I Can Be a Computer Engineer.

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Oct 20th, 11:00 AM Oct 20th, 12:00 PM

The Power of Open: How Copyright Can Inspire Creativity

Center for British and Irish Studies, Norlin Library M549

Digital technology has transformed everyday creativity, giving everyone with an Internet connection and a “share” button the tools to be content producers. However, along with freedom of dissemination and ease of content re-use, issues of copyright become complex. The same laws that help to cultivate creativity by protecting ownership and incentives can also chill creativity by constraining re-use and access. In this talk I discuss case studies of creative remix and critique in the context of traditional copyright laws, explaining the power of fair use tempered by the challenges that content creators can face. I also present Creative Commons as a paradigm within copyright that has transformed modes of openness and in doing so allowed for new forms and scales of creativity and innovation.