Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Response 2: Ippolito

John Ippolito: Hacking Copyright for Fun and Profit

In the discussion Hacking Copyright for Fun and Profit, Jon Ippolito presents what he feels is the foundation for the framework for legal licensing using Creative Commons. Ippolito goes on to discuss the usefulness of these collaborative copyright groups and then gives a brief explanation of how to use it. I too feel that this discussion is slightly dated and its issues since this talk have for the most part been resolved. Creative commons is still a very popular option instead of traditional copyrighting. It seemed as if Ippolito drags on a bit about what creative commons is and how it can remix concepts and works to move towards more creation rather than consumption. However, I find that as of now Creative Commons, though it hopes to forage a desire in others to collaborate and create with one another, I don’t really see it ever moving past shared consumption for personal ‘free’ use. I think that Ippolito’s “Pool” and Open Art Network projects are good first step to move past what Creative Commons already offers by having the user actually create their own personal structure to collaboratively develop new projects. The most important ideas that I took away from this talk was the necessity to keep creating new tools and groups that allow and promote collaborative creation rather than just consumption. In that realm I think that Creative Commons may be falling a bit short on the creation, though they promote it. Creative Commons, however, is still a very powerful tool and has opened up an entirely new way to digitally collaborate.

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