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Subject: [berkmanfriends] Communia book release "The Digital Public Domain:
Foundations for an Open Culture"
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The book "The Digital Public Domain: Foundations for an Open Culture",
edited by Melanie Dulong de Rosnay and Juan Carlos De Martin, is out.

Digital technology has made culture more accessible than ever before.
Texts, audio, pictures and video can easily be produced, disseminated,
used and remixed using devices that are increasingly user-friendly and
affordable. However, along with this technological democratization
comes a paradoxical flipside: the norms regulating culture's use -
copyright and related rights - have become increasingly restrictive.
This book brings together essays by academics, librarians,
entrepreneurs, activists and policy makers, who were all part of the
EU-funded Communia project. Together the authors argue that the Public
Domain - that is, the informational works owned by all of us, be that
literature, music, the output of scientific research, educational
material or public sector information - is fundamental to a healthy
society. The essays range from more theoretical papers on the history
of copyright and the Public Domain, to practical examples and case
studies of recent projects that have engaged with the principles of
Open Access and Creative Commons licensing.

Under a CC Attribution license, the PDF can be downloaded here:
http://www.communia-association.org/wp-content/uploads/the_digital_public_domain.pdf
The book can be purchased in all formats (hardback, paperback, and
digital editions) on the website of OpenBookPublishers:
http://www.openbookpublishers.com/

The book is an output of the Communia European Thematic Network on the
Digital Public Domain (http://www.communia-project.eu/) which took
place between 2007 and 2011 and is at the origin of Communia
International Association on the Public Domain
(http://www.communia-association.org/).
The association created in 2011 has been incorporated in 2012 under
Belgian law and is inviting new members to join:
http://www.communia-association.org/about-2/

Thanks and best wishes,
Melanie Dulong de Rosnay

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Download the book:
http://www.communia-association.org/wp-content/uploads/the_digital_public_domain.pdf
Buy the book:
http://www.openbookpublishers.com/product/93/the-digital-public-domain--foundations-for-an-open-culture/5b64e9b86d9d0674689d965259eeb3a4
Communia international association: http://www.communia-association.org/
Communia european network (2007-2011): http://www.communia-association.org/

Contents of the book:

Foreword, Charles Nesson

Introduction, Melanie Dulong de Rosnay and Juan Carlos De Martin

Manifesto and Policy Recommendations

I. Introducing the Digital Public Domain

1. Communia and the European Public Domain Project: A Politics of the
Public Domain, Giancarlo Frosio

II. Legal Framework

2. Consume and Share: Making Copyright Fit for the Digital Agenda, Marco
Ricolfi

3. Evaluation of the Directive 2001/29/EC in the Digital Information
Society, Lucie Guibault

4. Building Digital Commons through Open Access Management of
Copyright-related Rights, Giuseppe Mazziotti

III. Developments and Case Studies

5. Contractually-constructed Research Commons: A Critical Economic
Appraisal, Enrico Bertacchini

6. Social Motivations and Incentives in Ex Situ Conservation of
Microbial Genetic Resources, Tom Dedeurwaerdere, Per M. Stromberg and
Unai Pascual

7. Open Knowledge: Promises and Challenges, Rufus Pollock and Jo Walsh

8. Science Commons: Building the Research Web, Kaitlin Thaney

9. The DRIVER Project: The Socio-economic Benefits of a European
Scientific Commons, Karen Van Godtsenhoven

10. ccREL: The Creative Commons Rights Expression Language, Hal
Abelson, Ben Adida, Mike Linksvayer and Nathan Yergler

11. The Value of Registering Creative Works, Roland Alton Scheidl, Joe
Benso and Martin Springer

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