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Adam Haupt: iSummit '08 Keynote Address

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Duration: 22 minutes and 17 seconds
Country: Japan
Language: English
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Posted by: isummit08 on Sep 15, 2008

Enclosing the Commons - for Dummies: Creativity, citizenship and media ownership
Both the Wiley "for Dummies" and SAB Miller "Black Labour White Guilt" cases offer insights into corporations' tendencies to employ narrow understandings of IP to protect their own interests - often at the expense of the public interest. However, we should be wary of reducing both media incidents to 'David and Goliath' struggles. The story of commons enclosure and limitations on free speech is not always as dramatic. Media ownership offers one example of the ways in which democracy is perverted and the South African media landscape is no exception in this regard.

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