Whose Content Is It, Anyway?
Are copyright protections absolute - or should they be flexible? How much control does a copyright owner really have in a world where digital content can so easily be downloaded and distributed? Publishers argue they need to extract value from intellectual property to fund its creation. Creative Commons advocates “a best-of-both-worlds way to protect… works while encouraging certain uses of them — to declare ’some rights reserved’.” Hear both sides, and the business issues raised by the movement to liberate content.