Rethinking copyrights for the library through Creative Commons licensing

Kapitzke, Cushla (2009) Rethinking copyrights for the library through Creative Commons licensing. Library Trends, 58(1), pp. 95-108.

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Two recent and related social developments of note for libraries are an upsurge in cultural participation enabled by Web 2.0 media and calls in government policy for enhanced innovation through education. Ironically, these have occurred at the same time that increasingly stringent copyright laws have restricted access to cultural content. Concepts of governmentality are used here to examine these tensions and contradictions. In particular, Foucault’s critique of the author figure and of freedom as part of the will to govern within liberal democratic societies is used to argue for better quality copyright education programs in school libraries and library information science education programs. For purposes of teaching and research, copyrights are defined as agglomerations of legal, economic, and educational discourses that enable and constrain what can and cannot be done with text in homes, schools, and library media centers. The article presents some possibilities for renewal of school libraries around copyright education and Creative Commons licensing.

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ID Code: 26742
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Copyrights, Creative Commons licensing, Governmentality, School library, Australia‐U.S. Free Trade Agreement, Copyrights education, Copyright theory, Michel Foucault, Remix culture
DOI: 10.1353/lib.0.0069
ISSN: 1559-0682
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > SOCIOLOGY (160800) > Sociology of Education (160809)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development (130202)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES (080700) > Library and Information Studies not elsewhere classified (080799)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Past > Schools > School of Cultural & Language Studies in Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 John Hopkins University Press
Deposited On: 10 Aug 2009 23:03
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2013 04:33

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