Critical copyright literacy: Reading copyright as governmentality

Kapitzke, Cushla (2007) Critical copyright literacy: Reading copyright as governmentality. In Australian School Library Association XX Biennial Conference, Hearts on Fire: Sharing the Passion, 2-5 October, 2-5 October 2007, Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide.

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Two notable social developments characterizing the last decade are an upsurge in cultural participation enabled by Web2.0 media and calls in state and national government policy for enhanced innovation through education. Paradoxically, this has occurred alongside increasingly restrictive access to cultural resources through changes to conventional copyright law. Concepts from governmentality theory are used here to examine this paradox. 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 a critical copyright literacy. This pedagogical intervention would include education on alternative and more socially productive cultural governance frameworks such as Creative Commons licensing.

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ID Code: 8963
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
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Keywords: Copyright, copyright education, copyright literacy, critical copyright literacy, Creative Commons, governmentality, Foucault, digital literacies, school libraries, sociology of knowledge, knowledge politics, knowledge capitalism, teacher librarians, school libraries, school library instruction, media education, World Trade Organization, GATS
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified (130299)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300)
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) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators (130313)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 Australian School Library Association
Deposited On: 06 Nov 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 12:43

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