Creative Commons — An Introduction

The Creative Commons is an alternative approach to “authorship” and ownership over cultural work that arguably reflects postmodern doubts about the stability of the subject.  Recalling Della Pollock’s “citational” qualities of performative writing, Creative Commons licensing acknowledges the ephemeral qualities of subjective experience and its roots in discourse and intertextuality.  Here are a couple of videos introducing the Creative Commons regime:

Creative Commons: A Shared Culture from Wondros on Vimeo.


About Michael Lithgow, PhD

Course Instructor, Carleton University School of Journalism and Communication
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