When you download music or text from the web, you may be innocently breaking the law. Jim Lebans, a producer with CBC Radio’s Quirks and Quarks, looks at the tangled world of intellectual property and how the digital age is challenging ideas about who owns our culture.
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In this Meanland lecture, Cory Doctorow discusses how writers can seize the possibilities of the digital future.
The internet and digital technology is challenging traditional notions of copyright, but many authors are finding new and innovative ways to circulate their work — and to make a living while doing so. Acclaimed SF writer, blogger and commentator Cory Doctorow looks at the perils and opportunities of this brave new world. The Wheeler Centre is a new kind of cultural institution, dedicated to the discussion and practice of writing, books and ideas. The Centre is a cornerstone of Melbourneâs UNESCO City of Literature status.
Original video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=nZFg-uq5zBA
This week’s Tech City talk is about intellectual property and copyright in a digital age. How do we balance between the competing needs of the creative industry: to protect themselves, but stay open enough to ensure continued innovation?
On the panel to discuss rights and ownership is Ed Vaizey MP (minister for culture, communications and creative industries), Professor Ian Hargreaves (chair of digital economy at the Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies), Feargal Sharkey (chief executive of UK Music), Jonathan Haskel (professor of economics at Imperial College Business School) and Jeff Lynn (chairman of Coadec).