Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Joe Pankowski Response1

Jon Ippolito, Hacking Copy Right for Fun and Profit

Ippolito comes to the conclusion that creative commons sites are the way to make clear and legal places for people who want to share material online, and have the ability to do so without threatening large corporation's who either want to protect their materials from piracy or are just plain greedy. There are other reasons why he believes these commons are good, including its ability of creating a level playing field between the smaller entrepreneurs and big businesses by giving the smaller entrepreneurs the ability to pool intellectual resources. One thing I thought was interesting is how the sites he used as examples graphed the movement of ideas, where they originally came from, and there progress so a user could tell if the material shared was useful in relation to what they were working on. He also brought up a good point with mapping where the information, audio, or image came from, so that if you were to use an altered image, and then you altered that image it didn't accidentally end up looking like the original image before it was altered the first time. His image example was the Jeff Koons image. He ended his talk on the idea of taking the creative commons farther and calling for a creative sanctuary. A creative sanctuary is this place where stuff is copy right free, but from what I understood could take in stuff from large corporations that was protected but that somehow strayed into the sanctuary and would be up for grabs. I would think this would make these large corporations uneasy once again and put such sites in harms way.

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