Week Six Post-Alyssa Jurcak-Anderson

24 Jun

Over time the web has changed the way we view copyright and intellectual property. Web 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0 all have different ways of drawing the audience in. Web 1.o started with the cycle of a web producer -> awesome website and then the users, this  created what many would say an unfortunate pathway for the distribution of data from producer to user. Web 2.0 drew up a new design that used color as a way to grab attention of consumers, rounded everything to be friendly for use and than became free to everyone.  With these adaptions the progression in web made it easier for copyright and intellectual property to be seen and used again, but like quoted in another video from this week nothing in our culture can not be a copy of something else. The progression into Web 3.0 was to use the web in a more semantic way, giving the right for specific data to be put into these buckets that collected from every which website into one large one.

Creative Commons became the ground in how people used the data. This was a posting on copyrights that allowed authors, musicians and artists to determine how their content could used. This took off as something that enabled us as consumers to be allowed to take something of someone else and turn it into something we ourselves are publishing. This seen as a very progressive manner due to today and the problems we have with people not asking for rights to others property. We as the consumers begin to question if this in fact is making it more difficult or simple for the opportunities we as the people and owners have. I think if we review another video from later on in this weeks material we could pull quotes that seem to agree and disagree with this issue. Many would say that copyrights create this control over the consumers which causes no growth, but if we let the guard down and have freedom to this behavior we see a more vibrant economy. The economy is than not fighting each other.

Society can view these lectures and videos from the week in opposite ways than others. The web itself isn’t trying to destroy copyright but it is trying to make a more sustainable and free flowing economy. Wikipedia is an example of this with the way information is published to this site and together we reframe the data. Organizations like this our the next big thing, we aren’t trying to fight one another when publishing new things or expanding on what others may have said, but in fact trying to expand horizons. A couple speakers from this weeks lectures didn’t see it as a harm to drop copyright but for example taking a song a artist wrote and remixing it or adding different beats only gets more attention to that piece and in return the economy benefits. Overall, the web is beginning to offer better opportunities for consumers to take and give back to something that may already have been created. Good Copy Bad Copy on the topic agree that we need to allow more freedom to society, copies are going to happen in our cultures naturally. Quoted in that video we heard ” copyrights with strict control won’t grow, freedom is what drives the more vibrant economy. In all the web is trying to simplify the way the producer, website and consumer are handling these laws. Progress in every way will help- applying rules and laws will make things worse.


3 Responses to “Week Six Post-Alyssa Jurcak-Anderson”

  1. makkitaj June 25, 2015 at 1:36 pm #

    Hi Alyssa! I really like that you discuss the benefits of recycling intellectual property and the collaborative aspects of IP online. Many content creators are ridden with concerns of copyright, ownership, distribution, and other risks associated with online content. However, as you call attention to, expanding upon the works of others can indeed broaden our horizons and maximize the potential of each piece of content created. You also note that recycled pieces serve to attract more attention to the original creative work, which holds great value for creators hoping to gain exposure and popularity. Although the Internet has transformed our notions of copyright, it has also provided new opportunities for content creators. Both ideas of collaboration and exposure are almost perfectly exemplified through online journals and published papers, where each academic work essentially builds upon existing relevant information by compiling, “reframing,” and referencing content from other authors. In this sense, each ‘new’ work helps to publicize ‘old’ works while also serving the greater purpose of presenting innovative insights and findings.

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