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Remix Culture on the Web: A Survey of Content Reuse on Different User-Generated Content Websites

Seneviratne, Oshani and Monroy-Hernández, Andrés (2010) Remix Culture on the Web: A Survey of Content Reuse on Different User-Generated Content Websites. In: Proceedings of the WebSci10: Extending the Frontiers of Society On-Line, April 26-27th, 2010, Raleigh, NC: US.

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Abstract

In this paper we examine how remixing or content reuse is supported in a wide range of user-generated content websites. In particular, we analyzed the ways in which microblogging, social network, video, photo, music and scientific data sharing websites support some the following forms of content reuse: (a) Licensed content brought in from external sources. (b) Content uploaded to the website and given a license of the user's liking. (c) Licensed content from the website reused elsewhere. (d) Licensed content reused within the website. We found that the majority of the websites we analyzed had insufficient support for these different types of content reuse scenarios, acting merely as content distribution portals rather than platforms that support a culture of remixing. Some of the websites were found to have support for different licenses but most websites lack adequate functionality for finding licensed content, remixing and attributing sources for remixes.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Social Media, Intellectual Property, Commons, Licensing, Content Reuse
Subjects:Web Science Events > Web Science 2010
ID Code:392
Deposited By: W S T Administrator
Deposited On:15 Mar 2010 10:18
Last Modified:25 Oct 2011 17:00

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