The Digital Public Domain: Foundations for an Open Culture | International Communia Association 2012-04-18


[Use the link above to access the announcement from the Communia Association, regrading the publication of a new book. “The mission of the Communia Association is to foster, strengthen, and enrich the Public Domain. The full text pdf is available] To fulfill its mission, the Communia Association and its Members will raise awareness in, educate about, advocate for, offer expertise on and research about the Public Domain. The Association aims at maintaining and reinforcing a network of European and international organisations that constitute reference for policy discussion and strategic action on all issues related to the public domain in the digital environment and related topics.”] “The book ‘The Digital Public Domain: Foundations for an Open Culture’, edited by Melanie Dulong de Rosnay and Juan Carlos De Martin as an output of the Communia Thematic Network which took place between 2007 and 2011 and is at the origin of Communia Association, is out in all formats (hardback, paperback, and digital editions) and can be purchased on the website of OpenBookPublishers. The book is under a CC Attribution license and the PDF can be downloaded here:The Digital Public Domain: Foundations for an Open Culture Citation reference: Melanie Dulong de Rosnay, Juan Carlos De Martin, (eds.), The Digital Public Domain: Foundations for an Open Culture, Open Book Publishers, Cambridge, UK, 2012, 220 p. This book brings together essays by academics, librarians, entrepreneurs, activists and policy makers, who were all part of the EU-funded Communia project. Together the authors argue that the Public Domain — that is, the informational works owned by all of us, be that literature, music, the output of scientific research, educational material or public sector information — is fundamental to a healthy society. The essays range from more theoretical papers on the history of copyright and the Public Domain, to practical examples and case studies of recent projects that have engaged with the principles of Open Access and Creative Commons licensing. The book is essential reading for anyone interested in the current debate about copyright and the Internet. It opens up discussion and offers practical solutions to the difficult question of the regulation of culture at the digital age.”



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04/18/2012, 15:30

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04/15/2012, 20:17