Copyright, Creativity, and Access to Knowledge
Copyright, Creativity, and Access to Knowledge PSC 2224
Popular in Policy in the Cyber Age
Popular in Political Science
This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Kerrigan Unter on Monday October 19, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to PSC 2224 at George Washington University taught by in Fall 2015. Since its upload, it has received 29 views. For similar materials see Policy in the Cyber Age in Political Science at George Washington University.
Reviews for Copyright, Creativity, and Access to Knowledge
Report this Material
What is Karma?
Karma is the currency of StudySoup.
You can buy or earn more Karma at anytime and redeem it for class notes, study guides, flashcards, and more!
Date Created: 10/19/15
PSC 2224 Copyright Creativity and Access to Knowledge Copyright if a work is unoriginal it does not qualify for copyright no matter how much effort went into it when works are no longer copyrighted they enter the public domain anyone is free to copy adapt modify transform etc these works without permission or payment many important works are in the public domain Shakespeare classical compositions literature classics early silent films works of the US federal government not state governments imitations and exceptions fair use US fair dealing UK and other commonwealth countries specific lists of limitations and exceptions narrow Other countries fair use is not and infringement on copyright fair use is determined on a casebycase basis using four factors 0 Purpose and character of use are you creating something new or merely copying level of public interest 0 Nature of copyrighted work more leeway to work from factual or scientific woks than from fictional works more leeway to copy from published work than from unpublished work 0 Amount and substantiality of portion taken taking less of a work is better than taking a lot what you take matters quotheart of the work 0 Effect of use upon potential market of work much better case for fair use if it doesn t affect sale of the work fair use originally a judgemade doctrine but codified in the 1976 Copyright Act empirical research on true value importance and uses of copyright copyright is supposed to improve the accessibility of works up until 1978 copyrights had to be renewed most did not bother to renew their copyrights creators have multiple complex motivations cannot be reduced solely to economic incentive Creativity industries that don t need copyright to make profit fashion design recipes comedy Access to Knowledge a movement aimed at promoting openness sharing and the free flow of knowledge and information pubicyfunded research often behind paywalls so that public can t access it proprietary software expensive and can t be shared free and open source software preferred human right claims to access to knowledge Intellectual Property is also a human right
Are you sure you want to buy this material for
You're already Subscribed!
Looks like you've already subscribed to StudySoup, you won't need to purchase another subscription to get this material. To access this material simply click 'View Full Document'