[A2k] [berkmanfriends] [selfie] New book: Digital Golems. Copyright and Lex Electronica (in French)

David Weinberger david at weinberger.org
Fri Mar 4 06:31:02 PST 2016


Congratulations, Melanie! It's a great topic, the summary is very enticing,
and your golem metaphor is rich with meaning.

David W.

David W.
david at weinberger.org

On Fri, Mar 4, 2016 at 9:19 AM, Latoya Peterson <latoya at racialicious.com>
wrote:

> Congrats, this sounds fascinating.
>
> Also, I would totally go see a band called "'Les Golems du numérique."
>
> On Fri, Mar 4, 2016 at 8:01 AM, Melanie Dulong de Rosnay <
> melanie.ddr at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> (sorry for cross-posting and self-promotion)
>>
>> Dear all,
>>
>> I am pleased to announce to the French readers the release of my book
>> 'Les Golems du numérique. Droit d'auteur et Lex Electronica'.
>>
>> The first 30 pages are online and here is a summary in English.
>>
>> Kind regards,
>> Melanie
>>
>>
>>
>> Digital Golems. Copyright and Lex Electronica
>>
>> Melanie Dulong de Rosnay
>> Foreword by Lawrence Lessig
>> Presses des Mines
>> http://www.iscc.cnrs.fr/spip.php?article2196
>>
>> Regulatory models from the analog era, based on physical medium scarcity
>> and exclusivity, are called into question by digital technology paradigms
>> of copying, remixing and sharing. Law and copyright in particular have
>> developed and adapted in response to innovations in reproduction and
>> dissemination technologies, creating access control as an artificial
>> corrective. Technical standards and the extension of exclusive rights have
>> been conceived independently, leading to tensions between cultural
>> industries and rights of the public. But they can also lead to the
>> constitution of commons.
>>
>> The book offers a techno-legal model of regulation for the sharing of
>> culture. Following research on “lex informatica”, it is based on the mutual
>> influence between law and code. It proposes a reconception of copyright
>> categories to facilitate creative usages and non-market sharing, and an
>> improved technical expression of those rights built on the systematic
>> analysis of licenses and ontologies. As foreword author Lawrence Lessig
>> summarizes: "The law could infect code, carrying its values".
>>
>> The golems, artificial creatures of the mythology, designate pieces of
>> computer code that prevent to copy and reuse works online. Developed by
>> right holders to protect their interests, they implement decisions
>> automatically and indiscriminately , without control by the society, the
>> state or the law, without distinguishing legitimate uses. But the golems
>> can turn against their masters and create resistance. Beyond access to
>> information and culture that is the subject of this book, the metaphor
>> turns powerful to denounce the logic of encoding binary rules in the
>> digital devices and algorithms that govern our lives and make decisions
>> based on big data and traces we leave on networks, platforms, connected
>> objects and smart cities.
>>
>> This book is grounded on over ten years of participation to copyright
>> legal and technical regulation on the field. Co-founder and legal lead of
>> Creative Commons France at CERSA CNRS University Paris 2 between 2003 and
>> 2013, the author participated to MPEG technical standardisation at ISO, to
>> two advisory commitees on copyright at French Ministry of Culture, and to
>> diplomatic conferences at WIPO (United Nations) with the status of observer
>> as president of Communia, the international association on the digital
>> public domain.
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Melanie Dulong de Rosnay
>> http://www.iscc.cnrs.fr/spip.php?article1558
>>
>> Permanent researcher
>> French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS)
>> Institute of Communication Sciences (CNRS - Paris Sorbonne University -
>> UPMC)
>>
>> Visiting fellow
>> London School of Economics
>> Department of Media and Communications
>>
>>
>>
>>
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