Symposium 03

The questions raised are:

  1. How much freedom do we have when writing critically of others or others’ work before we become liable for defamation or copyright infringement?
  2. Copyright protects published content, however this protection does not extend to the ideas or concepts that this content was based on. At what point does content or “fact” become an idea? And vice versa? For example, if someone were to publish the ‘secret’ or methods to creating content (for example someone were to reveal a magician’s trick, or the recipe to the big mac secret sauce) does that constitute copyright infringement?
  3. How are copyright laws policed, and who is responsible for policing them? *in a culture of remix, re-blog and re-post…

Brady’s post is useful too.