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  • The Price of Social Norms: Towards a Liability Regime for File-sharing

    Gervais, Daniel J. (Digital Commons @ Georgia Law, 2016-10-03)
    The paper starts by asking whether P2P file-sharing of music can be stopped. Based on a discussion of (a) the interaction among law (regulation), technology and the market and (b) relevant social norms, the paper takes the view that it may not be possible to stop file-sharing. The paper then turns to an analysis of the economics and structure of a viable licensing model that could be implemented now without legislative or technological changes. The paper argues that P2P licensing could be good business. The paper ends with a brief look at (a) whether the licensing model could be exported to media other than music and (b) international issues.
  • Overview of Licensing Platforms based on Distributed Ledger Technology

    Schoenhals, Alexander; Hepp, Thomas; Leible, Stephan; Ehret, Philip; Gipp, Bela (2019-01-08)
    The licensing of creative work is of broad and current interest. The European Commission proposes that when uploading a licensed digital work, the uploader should be checked by the system that one has the necessary rights. Technically this law is difficult to implement, as images with different intentions are shared, and even small changes like watermarks make it difficult to reveal similarities. The characteristics of distributed ledger technology could provide excellent support for the licensing and management of the rights of use. In this work, non-technical and technical criteria are defined to achieve an overview of the state-of-the-art solutions in the field of blockchain-based licensing platforms. Based on the criteria, different licensing platforms are reviewed, and the results are presented in a comparison matrix.
  • Ethical applications of free culture applied for art education : piloting chinavine as an interactive model

    Lederman, Jonathan E. (University of Central Florida, 2010)
    This item is only available in print in the UCF Libraries. If this is your thesis or dissertation, you can help us make it available online for use by researchers around the world by following the instructions on the distribution consent form at http://bit.ly/digitizationconsent. You may also contact the project coordinator, Kerri Bottorff, at kerri.bottorff@ucf.edu for more information.
  • Australian attitudes and activities in relation to illegally accessing online movies and television shows

    Intellectual Property Awareness Foundation, 2012-03-31
    86% of Australians who download or stream illegally at least once a week said they do it is because it is free. The Intellectual Property Awareness Foundation (IPAF) undertakes independent research into the attitudes and actions of Australians in relation to the issue of illegal content theft of movies and television shows. The research is undertaken by Sycamore Research; Marketing, an independent market research organisation, in conjunction with Newspoll. IPAF shares the results of this research with the wider community to better inform the debate, dispel myths and motivate changes in behaviour. This report presents statistics on Australians who illegally stream or download movies and television. It segments the population by the frequency of their illegal behaviour: Persistent illegal downloaders: Those who download or stream illegal movies or TV shows at a frequency of at least once a week Casual illegal downloaders: Those who download or stream illegal movies or TV shows monthly or less often (but not as frequently as once a week) Lapsed illegal downloaders: Those who have downloaded or streamed illegal movies or TV shows in the past but claim not to ‘nowadays’ Non-illegal downloaders: Those who have not downloaded or streamed illegally.

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