Public Domain And Democracy in the Digital Age
2016 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
To say that a piece of information or a creative work is ‘in the public domain’ implies freedom of access and use. By ensuring the right to information, the public domain is a crucial component of democratic politics – but how this occurs is unclear. What information can be used, by whom and under which circumstances? What information should be used? Our entering the digital age brings these questions to a head: Internet is blurring the distinction between public and private and governments are increasingly being demanded to digitalize and open official archives and develop new business areas such as Public Sector Information (PSI). The papers in this special issue will investigate the largely underexplored connections between information, public domain, democracy and digital technologies from empirical, conceptual and normative perspectives with the goal to renew the debate on the design, governance and justification of the public domain in the digital age.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
NTNU Programme for Applied Ethics: ublished by NTNU Programme for Applied Ethics via the Norwegian University of Science and Technology Library , 2016.
, Etikk i praksis - Nordic Journal of Applied Ethics (EiP), ISSN 1890-3991 ; Nr 2/2016
Public Domain; Democracy; Intellectual Property; Internet; ICTs; Public Sphere; Political Agency
Philosophy Ethics Law Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Research subject Practical Philosophy; Jurisprudence
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-273769OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-273769DiVA: diva2:895034