Copyright in the Participatory and Online Video Environment
American University - School of Communication
July 30, 2012
This paper discusses the nature of copyright exceptions to the limited monopoly rights of copyright holders as well as why a grasp of copyright exceptions is central to the evolution of participatory and online video environments. It also explains the historical underpinnings of unbalanced copyright policy, and how challenging attempts to rebalance it have been. In that light, the success of practice-related rebalancing efforts has been remarkable. These rebalancing efforts are of particular interest to participatory and online video creators and users, who can both make use of their successes and translate their techniques into the copyright regimes of their own national environments. Finally it argues that such participation in rebalancing copyright will be critical to the evolution of participatory and online video culture.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 18
Keywords: copyright, online video, remixes, mashups, piracy, creativity, exceptions and limitationsworking papers series
Date posted: July 30, 2012
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