uu.seUppsala University Publications
Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Public Domain And Democracy in the Digital Age
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of Philosophy.
2016 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

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
Keyword [en]
Public Domain; Democracy; Intellectual Property; Internet; ICTs; Public Sphere; Political Agency
National Category
Philosophy Ethics Law Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Research subject
Practical Philosophy; Jurisprudence
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-273769OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-273769DiVA: diva2:895034
Available from: 2016-01-18 Created: 2016-01-18 Last updated: 2016-07-26Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Our special issue on Public Domain and Democracy in the Digital Age has just been released by the Nordic Journal of Applied Ethics https://www.ntnu.no/ojs/index.php/etikk_i_praksis/issue/view/236

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Mindus, Patricia
By organisation
Department of Philosophy
PhilosophyEthicsLawSocial Sciences Interdisciplinary

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Total: 45 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link