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September 17, 2012

deviantART and artists' rights

"Sharing, Theft, and Creativity: deviantART’s Share Wars and How an Online Arts Community Thinks About Their Work"

The perils of "ownership" of artwork presented on the internet has been a constant concern in recent years. Dan Perkel, a design researcher at IDEO conducted an ethnographic study of the issue on deviantART, the online arts community. An interview with Perkel on "The Signal", the Library of Congress' blog about digital preservation, is thought-provoking and worth reading by any interested in art in our digital age.

One of a number of blogs from the Library of Congress, "The Signal" states that "Technology is moving fast, and we cover exciting new developments that have an impact on digital preservation and access." Browse and subscribe to this blog here.

Posted by sgarrett at September 17, 2012 10:31 AM


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