Ethical applications of free culture applied for art education : piloting chinavine as an interactive model
Throughout the 20th century, copyright duration has been extended fourteen times. Depending on the nature of the copyrighted work, these extensions allow copyright duration to last the life of the author plus seventy years. Copyright extension has allowed arbitrary and coercive institutions to unethically inhibit the human need for free creation. The rise of the internet has given unprecedented visibility to the derivative nature of creative work. By disallowing copyrighted material to be used in derivative works except under the ambiguous fair use doctrine, the fundamental human need for free creation is inhibited. The purpose of this thesis is to demonstrate how Intellectual property ownership by coercive institutions can be unethically abused for greedy and destructive purposes. The research examines legal precedent for abuse of intellectual property legislation, including the fair use doctrine, in artistic and educational environments. Furthermore, subversive behavior toward unethical practices of coercive institutions is revealed through a critical analysis of internet communities, or ‘intermunites’ 'Intermunities' such as China Vine, in conjunction with the Creative Commons, enable educators and students to bypass unethically inhibiting practices of intellectual property owners allowing for free creative inquiry and free creation.
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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
College of Arts and Humanities
Arts and Humanities -- Dissertations, Academic;Dissertations, Academic -- Arts and Humanities
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Honors in the Major Thesis
Lederman, Jonathan E., "Ethical applications of free culture applied for art education : piloting chinavine as an interactive model" (2010). HIM 1990-2015. 938.