Week 5: Copyright and Intellectual Property
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Vaidhyanathan, Siva. 2001. Copyrights and copywrongs: the rise of intellectual property and how it threatens creativity. New York: New York University Press.
“Owning the Past” in Cohen, Daniel J., and Roy Rosenzweig. 2006. Digital History: A Guide to Gathering, Preserving, and Presenting the Past on the Web. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. http://chnm.gmu.edu/digitalhistory/.
“Intermediation and Its Malcontents” in Siemens, Ray, John Unsworth, and Susan Schreibman. 2004. Companion to Digital Humanities (Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture). Hardcover. Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing Professional, December. http://www.digitalhumanities.org/companion/.
Rosenzweig, Roy. 2005. Should Historical Scholarship Be Free? AHA Perspectives. http://chnm.gmu.edu/resources/essays/d/2.
Lessig, Lawrence. 2002. Free Culture. O’Reilly Open Source Conference. http://randomfoo.net/oscon/2002/lessig/free.html.
OPTIONAL: Townsend, Robert B. “Mission, Media, and Risk: The American Historical Association Online.” Perspectives on History (December 2008). http://www.historians.org/perspectives/issues/2008/0812/0812aha2.cfm
Post a discussion question to the course blog.
Explore Stanford’s Fair Use site at http://fairuse.stanford.edu/charts_tools/
Find printed primary and secondary sources available in the New York area related to your topic. Determine whether or not you can digitize these sources and use them in an online archive. Find some existing online resources and determine whether you can legally reproduce them online.
Continue compiling your annotated bibliography. Make sure you weed out sources of lesser value or importance.